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      High-Protein Quinoa Khichdi

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      Time30 Min
      DifficultyIntermediate
      Serves1

      Khichdi is a popular traditional dish made using rice and lentils. A one-pot meal that's famously eaten during the monsoon seasons, the term 'khichdi' literally means 'a mess.' This is because of the way the ingredients are mixed and cooked together. There are endless variants of this recipe and for our turn, we have come up with this high protein quinoa khichdi recipe. Unlike the original khichdi ... which uses rice, we use Quinoa instead. High protein quinoa khichdi ingredients place an emphasis on making the meal more filling and satisfying for the family. All you need is a pressure cooker, quinoa and a few household staples to get started. If you want to learn how to make high protein quinoa khichdi in minutes, you can watch our high protein quinoa khichdi video. It will save you plenty of time and show you how to tweak the recipe. Serve this khichdi with a side of fresh salad and raita and your meal is complete. A comforting food for the weekends, a bowl of our high protein quinoa khichdi recipe is just what you need when you're trying to enjoy your day to the fullest. Quinoa is also a healthy superfood which is another big bonus.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre390 Cal390 Cal390 Cal390 Cal
      • 19gProtein
      • 8gFat
      • 61gCarbs
      • 17gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Double Bean

      Double Bean

      2.5 tablespoons

      Quinoa

      Quinoa

      2 teaspoons

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      1.5 teaspoons

      Sesame White (til)

      Sesame White (til)

      0.25 teaspoons

      Salt

      Salt

      0.5 teaspoons

      Cumin

      Cumin

      1 pinch

      Asafoetida/hing

      Asafoetida/hing

      1 pinch

      Coriander Powder

      Coriander Powder

      1 pinch

      Garam Masala

      Garam Masala

      1 pinch

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      1 pinch

      Red Gram Lentil (masoor Dal)

      Red Gram Lentil (masoor Dal)

      1.5 tablespoons

      Rolled Oats

      Rolled Oats

      1.5 tablespoons

      Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

      Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

      1 unit

      Vegetable Local

      Cauliflower

      Cauliflower

      1 piece

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Haricot Bean

      Haricot Bean

      4 units

      Onion

      Onion

      1 large piece

      Other

      Water

      Water

      2.5 glasses

      Green Chillies

      Green Chillies

      1.5 units

      Jeera Powder

      Jeera Powder

      0.5 teaspoons

      Directions
      1
      In a bowl, add Water, Lima Beans and soak for 10 hrs or overnight.
      2
      In a heavy bottom vessel, add Water, soaked Lima Beans and cook for 25 to 30 mins. It should be soft not mashed.
      3
      Boil Water in a heavy bottom vessel. Add Cauliflower and bring to boil.
      4
      Boil Water in a heavy bottom vessel. Add Beans bring to boil then drain it and keep aside.
      5
      In a heavy bottom vessel, add Water bring to boil. Add Quinoa and cook for 15-20 mins over a medium flame. Drain the water and set aside.
      6
      Heat Oil in a pan. Add Sesame Seeds, toss till slightly golden brown.
      7
      Add half of the boiled Cauliflower, Beans and season with Salt.
      8
      Continue tossing for 30 seconds on low flame. Remove it to a bowl and set aside.
      9
      Heat Oil in a pan. Add slit Chilli and toss till it lightly blister. It should still appear freshly green chilli.
      10
      Remove it to a bowl and keep aside.
      11
      Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Onion, Green Chilli and saute.
      12
      Add Hing, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder and cook.
      13
      Add Water and cook the Masala.
      14
      Add Masoor Dal with Water and cook till half done.
      15
      Add Quinoa, Lima Beans, Oats and cook.
      16
      Add remaining boiled Cauliflower, Beans, Salt and cook. Remove it to a bowl.
      17
      In another pan, heat Oil and add Dry Chilli and saute.
      18
      Add the tadka to the above khichdi and cover it for 5 mins. And then mix it well.
      19
      Garnish with Sesame Garnish, Sautéed Green Chilli.

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      We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

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