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Ingredients

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3/4 cup Quinoa
1 1/2 cup Water
FOR TEMPERING
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Chana dal
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Peanuts
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
few Curry leaves
1 1/2 tbsp Instant puliyogare powder add more or less according to taste
to taste Salt

Quinoa Puliyogare

Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • FOR TEMPERING

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Kanu falls on the next day of the Pongal. Kanu is celebrated praying for the long and healthy life of the siblings. We traditionally cook mixed rice for this festival. Puliyogare is a must in every Iyengar household. We love Puliyogare and I did not want to miss out on having this tangy delicious puliyogare because I had to restrict the use of tice. Hence I cooked quinoa puliyogare. Check out the quick video here

Quinoa Puliyogare

In quinoa puliyogare, I have used quinoa instead of rice. By doing this, I have not compromised on the taste. The dish is too delicious for words, By using quinoa, we have advantages too. In this recipe, I have used the instant homemade puliyogare mix. You can choose to use the ready mix available off the shelf too. For the traditional way of preparing, we can make the pulikachal and use it. The other recipes which are cooked on this day are Coconut rice and yellorai

quinoa puliyogareMake this for lunch or dinner, you will ask for more. I served this puliyogare with a big bowl of cucumber thair pachadi. You can additionally serve it with appalaam too.

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Steps

1
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Pressure cook quinoa in 1 1/2 cups of water. Keep aside.

2
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When the pressure has released, open the cooker, fluff it up, transfer it to a plate and let it cool completely

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Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan

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When sufficiently hot, add mustard seeds and let it splutter

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Next add the urad dal, chana dal, and peanuts and saute for few seconds

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Now add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and continue to saute

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Now add the curry leaves and saute for few seconds

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Finally, add the puliyogare powder and saute and mix well. Switch off the fire

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Nw add this sauteed mixture to the cooked quinoa and mix well

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Add the necessary quantity of salt. I added 1/2 Tsp

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Mix well and serve with a cup of raita and appalaam

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