Quinoa Poha

I’ve recreated a twist in the traditional poha breakfast by using some wonderful Quinoa instead. Poha is a wholesome breakfast made in most homes in India. It’s quite easy to make up and most often has a mix of spices like Cumin, Turmeric and Mustard seeds used for flavoring. Along with chopped onions, peas and of course chopped coriander for the garnish.

photo of quinoa poha
1 onion
Handful of Curry leaves
1 -2 Green Chilies Chopped
Chopped Coriander leaves
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 Medium Potato (Boiled and cubed)
Crushed peanuts and grated coconut to garnish
2 cups cooked Quinoa
Salt to taste
For cooking the Quinoa use 1 measure of Quinoa to 2 measures of water and bring to a boil. Lower the flame and cover with a lid and let it cook till all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and spread in a plate to cool.
To Make Poha: Heat some oil in a pan.Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the onions and fry till transparent. Add green chilies.
Next add turmeric and fry for a minute. Now add the boiled green peas. Add the cooked Quinoa and stir lightly.
Garnish with chopped coriander and grated coconut. Sprinkle crushed peanuts.
Serve hot.
Squeeze some lemon juice if desired.