Quinoa Green moong Khichadi


It’s already mid Feb of 2019 and here I am, struggling with all the resolutions I have made. One of the resolutions is to include more and more of Quinoa into my daily cooking. I have seen and heard so many people talk about quinoa and I was intrigued by the amount of blog posts dedicated to this ancient grain that I have finally started to explore recipes for it.

The very first recipe that I tried was curd quinoa. Cooked Quinoa separately and then added into curd. Just like we make a curd rice. We loved the entire texture and the light feeling.

So after finding little confidence in the field of quinoa, I have slowly started to explore some of my ideas and one of them is Quinoa-Green Moong Khichadi. It is a easy one pot meal that comes handy when you are out of ideas to eat Quinoa.

What’s in it?

I have used Green moong beans that are high is proteins and fibre. This recipe works best if the moong has sprouts that amp up the game to the next level. I have added some veggies like tomato and onions but you can also add some other veggies.



Quinoa Green moong Khichadi
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Quinoa- Green moong Khichadi is simple and easy and needs only 5 ingredients to make. When you run out of ideas to eat quinoa, this one comes to rescue.
Recipe type: Dinner/Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 person
  • ½ cup Quinoa soaked for ½ an hour
  • ½ cup green moong soaked for 2 hours.
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp of mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  • ½ cup of cubed onion
  • 4-5 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • ½ tsp of chili powder
  • salt as per taste
  1. In a wok, heat oil on a medium flame.
  2. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  3. Add curry leaves and onions and saute them for a minute.Add turmeric powder to the wok.
  4. Add tomato to the wok and let it cook for a minute.
  5. Mix the soaked Green moong to this mixture and let it cook for 5 mins.
  6. To this add soaked quinoa. Mix everything together.
  7. Add 1 cup of water to this wok, salt as per taste and chili powder and stir everything together.
  8. Let it cook on a medium flame for 15 mins.
  9. You can add some more water (1/2 cup) if the quinoa turns too dry.
You can add veggies of your choice to this Khichadi.

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