9 September, 2017
Spongy Quinoa Idli for a Healthy Breakfast
This Spongy Quinoa Idli is a delicious fusion and you can enjoy the health benefits of both Urid dal and Quinoa both Protein Rich Foods.
A traditional breakfast in South India, Idli is now popular and enjoyed across the length and breadth of the country.
Idlis are breakfast and snack and for my husband dinner and for the girls tomorrow’s breakfast.
An idli is 3 parts carbohydrate and 1 part protein and is paired with chutney, sambar, and/or other accompaniments. Mixtures of crushed dry spices such as milagai podi, chatni pudi are the preferred condiment for idlis eaten on the go. Ideal breakfast!!
One of the latest entrants in my pantry is Quinoa.
Quinoa pronounced as ‘keen-wah’ is tiny bead like grain. Looks quite a bit like tiny jowar seeds (also know sorghum). Quinoa is all protein and contains 8 essential amino acids. If that is not enough quinoa is packed dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest. About the health benefits and usage check here.
So this you will agree is an ideal candidate for protein healthy food and also as a Simple and Healthy Diet in Old Age.
The main ingredients in this Quinoa Idli are quinoa, rice and urid dal.
The other idlis in my space are Idli(Steamed Rice Cakes) , Mallige Idlis/ Jasmine Idlis, Khushboo Idli, Jowar Rava Idli~Diabetic Friendly, Idli~~ Old wine in a new bottle!, Hot Cross Idli, Mixed Daal Idli and the most difficult idli of all BUTTER IDLIS.
The idli variants appreciated by the girls are Idli Chilli Fry or fried idli.
This recipe I have adapted from Padhuskitchen and have loved it.