|1 1/4 cup Quinoa flakes|
|3/4 cup or a little more Water|
|2 tsp Oil|
|1 tsp Mustard|
|1 tsp Gram dal|
|2 Red chillies|
|2 Green chillies|
|Few Curry leaves|
|1/8 tsp Turmeric powder|
|1/4 tsp Asafoetida|
|2 tbsp Fresh coconut|
|1 tbsp Coriander leaves|
|To taste Salt|
Quinoa flakes upma is another recipe which I make for dinner. The upma from quinoa flakes is healthier and satisfies our dietary constraints. Earlier I remember it was very difficult to get these flakes. Now a days these are easily available in supermarkets or online stores. The cooking time for these quinoa flakes is much lesser than that of whole grains. We can cook this upma just like poha with the addition of onions and potato. Here I have cooked the no onion version with an addition of only fresh coconut.
The other recipes with quinoa that I have cooked are
Wash and soak the flakes in water. Keep it aside for 10 minutes
Heat oil a pan/ Kadai. Add mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add the gram dal, red chillies, green chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves and saute for 2 minutes. Now add the soaked quinoa and mix well and continue to cook on low flame. Add salt, mix and cook for another 2 minutes in low flame with a lid closed on the pan.
Switch off the fire and add the coconut and coriander. Mix well and serve warm with a bowl of curd
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