Quinoa Ven Pongal | Quinoa Khara Pongal

Quinoa Ven Pongal | Quinoa Khara Pongal

Quinoa Ven Pongal | Quinoa Khara Pongal recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Quinoa Ven Pongal is healthy variation of ven pongal made with quinoa. It is one of the healthy and nutritious breakfast recipe. Enjoy it with sambar and chutney. Quinoa belongs to the family of pseudo cereals. It is rich in proteins, fiber and minerals. It is gluten free and can be substituted for rice. 

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Similar to other millets, I like to use it for idli, dosa, pongal or some kind of variety rice rather than cooking them separately. Method of preparation is similar to normal Ven Pongal made with rice. This is my contribution to A to Z Recipe Challenge facebook group where we need to post recipes using ingredients starting in alphabetical order. Letter for this month is Q and I choose Q for Quinoa and made this quinoa khara pongal.

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Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes

Paal Pongal

Millet Sweet Pongal

Thinai Pongal

Rava Pongal

Broken wheat pongal

Serves 2

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Quinoa Ven Pongal | Quinoa Khara Pongal

Quinoa Ven Pongal is healthy variation of ven pongal made with quinoa

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Quinoa 1/2 cup
  • Moong dal 1/4 cup
  • Ghee 1-2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp optional
  • Cashews 5-6 optional
  • Green chilli 1
  • Cumin 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves handful
  • Hing 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Water 2 cup

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak quinoa and moong dal for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in pressure cooker and fry the cumin, ginger, green chilli and cashews.
  3. Once it browns, add the water and allow it to boil.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder and pepper powder to it.
  5. Once it boils, add the quinoa and moong dal
  6. Pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium and 10 minutes in low flame.
  7. Once the pressure release open the cooker.
  8. Delicious healthy Quinoa Ven Pongal is ready.
  9. Serve it with chutney or sambar.

Notes

You can dry roast moong dal and use it.

You can cook quinoa and dal separately and add the tempering in the end too.

To save time I directly made in one pot.

Use whole pepper or crushed pepper instead of pepper powder. Since kids will pick I always add pepper powder.

Use some extra ghee when serving for guests.

You can add some hot water to adjust consistency if it is too dry after opening the cooker. I didn't use any extra water. You can use combination of oil and ghee or only ghee.

Adding turmeric powder is optional

Nutrition

Calories

2194 cal

Fat

169 g

Carbs

140 g

Protein

59 g
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How to make Quinoa Ven Pongal with step by step pictures

Wash and soak quinoa and moong dal for 15 minutes.

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Heat ghee in pressure cooker and fry the cumin, ginger, green chilli and cashews.

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Once it browns, add the water and allow it to boil. Add salt, turmeric powder and pepper powder to it.

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Once it boils, add the quinoa and moong dal.

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Pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium and 10 minutes in low flame. Once the pressure release open the cooker.

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Delicious healthy Quinoa Ven Pongal is ready. Serve it with chutney or sambar.

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10 thoughts on “Quinoa Ven Pongal | Quinoa Khara Pongal”

  • Love Ven Pongal in all varieties including Quinoa. Recipes like these are quite helpful for people who look to mask the taste and flavor of quinoa. Most kids would consume this happily without any fuss.
  • A wonderful starter recipe as the comfort of pongal will cover up for the quinoa in it. Also, my kids used to be worried about the quinoa trail ( sprout ) that shows after cooking so this recipe they will not have seen it.
  • The flavorful quinoa ven pongal looks so good, comforting meal and super quick option for busy mom's and offices goers. Bowl of hot quinoa pongal with some ghee on the top and I am sorted .Nice one!
  • Quinoa ven pongal looks so flavorful and irresistible. Your step by step process shots are really helpful for me a I never tried it before. Will try this healthy meal for my family.
  • Quinoa pongal looks delicious and super healthy. A perfect one pot meal for lunch and dinner. Filling nutritious and tasty. I would love to try it with dry roasted moong dal

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