|3/4 cup Ridge gourd|
|1/3 cup Quinoa|
|1/3 cup Buttermilk|
|1 tbsp Coconut Oil|
|1/2 tsp Mustard seeds|
|1/2 tsp Coriander powder|
|1/2 tsp Cumin Powder|
|2 Green chillies|
|1 tsp Ginger|
|1/4 tsp Asafoetida|
|Few Curry leaves|
|1 tbsp Fresh coconut|
|1 tbsp Fresh coriander|
|To taste Salt|
Quinoa dodkyacha bhaat is a Maharashtrian speciality. It is a one-pot meal which uses ridge gourd as a star ingredient and is highly nutritious too.
Having signed up for the pulav fest for Blogging Marathon at the last minute, the frenzied search for the recipes is obvious. The blogging for this month is going to be particularly hectic. The reason being I have chosen to make them in the alphabetical order too. For the first 3 alphabets, it was pretty easy to come up with dishes which we usually have. I got stuck with the alphabet D. Though I can make dum biriyani, I wanted some recipe which did not ask for any masala. I wanted a recipe which is soft on the tummy too. And who else but Tarla dalal has recipes for every situation we have. I saw this recipe on her blog which uses ridge gourd as a star ingredient. So here is my Quinoa dodkyacha bhaat in the pressure cooker series.
One of the flavourful rice recipe I have seen so far. The flavour is mild and the taste is amazing. I never knew ridge gourd could be cooked like this till I chanced upon this recipe. The only masala powders that are used in this particular recipe are the cumin powder and the coriander powder. There is no onion, no garlic in this recipe. So it can be termed as a Jain food too. Preparation is very easy too and Here I have used a pressure cooker to cook this bhaat. Though traditionally the rice is soaked for 2 hours and cooked in open pot, cooking in a pressure cooker is very fast and easy for me.
This quinoa dodkyacha bhaat is neither like a pulav in texture not like a kichidi. I felt the texture was in between the two. The main thing which caught my attention in this recipe is that it is cooked in buttermilk. I was sceptical that the yogurt might split, but trust me. Just follow the recipe she has given and you will end up cooking one of the most flavourful rice dishes.
The one pot rice free recipe cooked so far for the pulav fest are
Wash and soak the quinoa in water for 10 minutes
Peel and grate the ridge gours. Keep aside
Cut the chillies finely. Grate the ginger finely. Keep aside
Heat oil in a pressure pan. Add mustard seeds. Once they crackle add the ginger and chillies and saute for a minute. Add the curry leaves and saute till a good flavour comes out.
Now add the asafoetida and saute.
Put the grated ridge gours into this and saute for 2 minutes in low flame.
Add cumin and coriander powder to this and mix well.
Now add the rinsed, soaked and drained quinoa and mix well.
Pour 1/3 cup of yogurt and water mixture into this and mix well. Add the necessary slat. Close the lid and pressure cook up to 3 whistles.
When the pressure has released fully, open the cooker, mix well. Add the fresh coconut and fresh coriander and mix well. Serve warm
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