Vegetable Quinoa Upma#SundayFunday

Vegetable Quinoa Upma is a very healthy, simple and wholesome dish made with a super nutritious grain and veggies. Quinoa upma is easy to dish out on busy mornings as breakfast or as lunchbox recipe. Quinoa is one of the healthiest wonder grains that has a good amount of fiber and folic acid and other vitamins too.  
Serve it along with chutney or pickle with a cup of chai and you have a complete and healthy breakfast. Vegan and gluten-free! This simple upma demands basic ingredients that we regularly use in rawa upma.

My tip 
is that make sure to rinse the quinoa under cold water for 2 to three time to remove the natural coating, called saponin to avoid any bitterness before making recipe.

Serves 2 -3
1 Cup Quinoa
1¼ Cup Water
1 Small Onion - finely chopped
1 Green chilly - finely chopped
½ Teaspoon Ginger - finely chopped
1 Small Carrot- chopped
2 Beans - chopped
¼ Cup Green Peas
½ Teaspoon Mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon Urad dal
A Sprig Curry leaves 
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Wash quinoa in water and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dal when it turns golden brown add curry leaves, onion, green chilly and ginger. Sauté well. When onions are translucent add the chopped veggies and green peas. Sauté well so that the veggies are little roasted. Now add water and salt to veggies. Mix well.
Bring this to a rolling add washed quinoa and mix well. Cover and cook in medium low flame. It took around 20 minutes for the upma to get cooked in medium low flame.
So when quinoa and veggies look cooked (when quinoa has a small white tail it means quinoa is cooked) put off the flame and serve it hot garnished with coriander leaves.
Enjoy this with chutney or pickle and cup of hot chai! 
Labels: Quinoa, Upma, Breakfast, Brunch, Vegan, Gluten free, Healthy, Mixed Vegetable, Sunday Funday
For Sunday Funday our theme is "Quinoa Recipes". 

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Beautiful presentation on the plate!! Sounds delish.

  2. Sneha, a delicious filling recipe, I've make quinoa khichdi. Will give quinoa upma a try. Looks so inviting.