Quinoa Cabbage Pulao

Quinoa Cabbage pulao

Quinoa has been a quintessential ingredient in our pantry and I love exploring new ways to incorporate it in the diet.

I am sure by now you know how healthy and nutritious quinoa is!

However, if you have noticed, eating plain Quinoa turns boring and so monotonous after a while. I have had days when I wonder what should I pair Quinoa with for my meals. So this time around, I decided to make use of the fresh cabbage I had at hand.

I chopped the cabbage fine and cooked it along with quinoa and flavored with very subtle spices. The taste was elevated and I loved how I ended up eating my share of fiber without fretting over it.

This recipe is best when you are in a hurry but yet want to have a good meal. Just dump everything in a pot and let it cook for 10 mins. You are definitely going to love it.

To make Quinoa Cabbage Pulao :

I have used organic Quinoa  for this recipe which was washed and soaked in water for 5 mins. Until then, I chopped the cabbage finely. You can also use a peeler to shred the cabbage fast.

Quinoa Cabbage Pulao

Jui Kulkarni
Quinoa cabbage pulao is an easy and tasty combination of cabbage and quinoa. This healthy recipe calls for very few ingredients and cooks quickly.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person


  • 1 cup of chopped cabbage 100 gms
  • 1 cup of quinoa 185 gms
  • 1 up of water
  • 1/4 cup peas 50 gms
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp of Kitchen King masala/ garam masala
  • salt as per taste


  • Soak 1 cup of Quinoa in water for 5 mins.
  • Finely chop the cabbage. You can also use the peeler to shred the cabbage.
  • Heat oil in medium sized pan on a low flame.
  • Once the oil heats, add cumin seeds and finely chopped garlic.
  • Saute the garlic until it turns golden brown.
  • Add turmeric and immediately add cabbage, saute it for 2 mins or until half cooked.
  • Add green peas to the pan.
  • Drain the water and add quinoa to the pan. Add Kitchen king masala/ Garam masala, salt and mix everything together.
  • Add water to this mix and cover it with a lid to cook for 10 mins.
  • If you feel the quinoa looks under cooked, add 2 tbsp of water. Or if quinoa looks soggy, remove the lid and cook for 5 mins, until the water evaporates.


I hope you like this recipe and give this a try. If you try this recipe and liked it, do share a picture with the hashtag #whenchaimetbiskit on Instagram or Facebook. Would love to know what you guys have been cooking.

Quinoa Cabbage pulao

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