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Quinoa Biryani | How to make Quinoa Vegetable Biryani

Quinoa Biryani is a fusion biryani made with Quinoa and mixed vegetables with biryani masala and spices. This surely tastes wonderful and makes a filling meal.
Course Lunch Box
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword Lunch Recipes
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Gluten Free, Healthy Recipes
Dish Type 30 Minutes Meal
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables (potato, beans, carrot)
  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 1 tsp Curds
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Handful Mint Leaves
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Biryani Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee


Cooking the Quinoa:

  • Wash and soak the Quinoa for 15 mins.
  • Bring the water to boil in a saucepan and when it starts rolling boil, add the drained Quinoa.
  • Simmer and cook it covered till done. This takes about 10 mins.
  • Since I added just enough water for this to get cooked, take care to fluff in intervals.

Prep the Vegetables

  • During the time you soak the Quinoa, you can prep the vegetables and microwave for 10 mins or till done.

Making the Quinoa Biryani

  • In a pan, heat the oil and ghee, temper with the whole spices.
  • Add onion julienne, slit green chilies and ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute on high till the onions are done.
  • Now add the vegetables and continue cooking on high till the water is all evaporated.
  • Add the curds, biryani masala, garam masala and combine well.
  • When the whole mix gets dry, add the cooked Quinoa and mix well.
  • Cover and keep it on low flame for few mins.
  • Fluff and serve with onion raitha.
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