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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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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