Fariyali Quinoa Khichdi

Usually a common recipe in my house during any fast like Shivratri, Ekadashi or Navratri was the ever popular Sabudhana Khichdi. But tapioca being high in starch known to cause weight gain, I switched this option to the highly nutritious super protein rich grain “Quinoa”. This recipe is super easy to make and doesn’t call for long or overnight soaking hours. This fast friendly version has just potatoes. However, on normal days, we can sauté the same with garlic, turmeric and add in a variety of other vegetables. Serve it with green chutney and voila, a complete gut-friendly protein-rich meal is ready to be relished during your fasting days.

Course Main
Servings 2 – 4 persons
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients for Fariyali Quinoa Khichdi
(1 cup = 200 ml; 1 tbsp = 15 ml)

1 cup Quinoa
2 nos Boiled potatoes, peeled and cubed
½ cup Peanuts, roasted and crushed
3 – 4 Green chilies, minced
2 – 3 tbsp Ghee
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Sugar
1 no. Juice of 1 lemon
Sendha namak / rock salt to taste
2 – 3 tbsp Coriander leaves

Instructions for the Fariyali Quinoa Khichdi

1. Wash the quinoa in water (3 – 4 times) and drain. Boil the quinoa in 3 – 4 cups of water. Once cooked, drain and dry on a tea towel. Keep aside for further use.
2. Heat ghee in a pan. Sauté the cumin seeds for 1 minute. Next, add the green chilies and let it splutter. Cook for 1 minute.
3. Add in the diced potatoes and cook for 1 minute. Next add in the cooked quinoa. Add in the roasted crushed peanuts, lime juice, salt and sugar. Mix well. Taste and adjust the sugar, lemon, salt quantities. Finally, add in the coriander leaves and serve at once.


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