Being an Indian we all love to eat spicy and tasty foods. Apart from these foods, we also gorge on junk foods like Chinese noodles, oily samosas, and spicy non-veg items. Eating regularly junk foods has a huge impact on our health in terms of weight gain. Today, most of us are working from home and constantly giving satisfaction to our taste buds from oily and spicy foods. If you’re the one who has gained weight by sitting around working hours regularly eating an unhealthy diet or one who is on a strict diet then learn how to make quinoa poha. Because this healthy quinoa poha recipe will help you a lot in losing weight at the same time giving a tasty treat to your taste buds.
Generally, we all have heard and tasted poha but some of us may don’t know that Poha is originated in the state of Maharashtra. It is one of the most liked Indian snacks in every other household. A regular poha is made with flattened rice but in the case of our poha recipe, we replaced it with Quinoa. This Quinoa Poha recipe is for those who are not capable to hold themselves on salads or cereals all of sudden. So, this tasty tweak on our regular poha will help them lose weight by eating a taste and healthy quinoa poha.
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa is often termed as “Super grain” and one of the nutritious and healthy foods that catch the eyes of all fitness freaks who fancy their health and body. It is popular because of its various health benefits. Quinoa poha is edible seeds that come from the Amarnath family and are rich in proteins, fiber, and Vitamin B than any other grains. It has low calories which are best for people who are on a weight loss diet. Quinoa is the easily digestible and best substitute for rice with anti-inflammatory, monounsaturated, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Benefits of Quinoa
- Quinoa is a complete protein
- Quinoa gives you anti-inflammatory benefits
- Quinoa is gluten-free
- It has better fiber content that helps in maintaining a low cholesterol level
- Easy Digestion
- Helps in Diabetes and Hypertension
Quinoa Poha Recipe
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 carrot, grated
- 2 boiled potatoes, cubed
- 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1 handful roasted peanuts
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2-3 green chilies
- Half cup curry leaves
- Half cup ghee or clarified butter (or one can make in refined oil too)
- A handful of coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- A pinch of turmeric
- Maggie masala for taste
- Preparation time – 10 to 15mins
Step by step quinoa poha recipe preparation method
Rinse the quinoa, and keep that quinoa for 15 mins to soak in water.
After 15 mins transfer your quinoa to the pan and boil it for 8 to 10 minutes.
Now take a frying pan and add butter, ghee, or refine oil to your frying pan, and once the oil is heated add cumin, and mustard seeds into heated oil.
When your cumin and mustard seeds start to splutter, add curry leaves to them.
Now it’s time for your veggies to get stir fry, add your chopped onion, to your frying pan, and let the onion get fried till it starts getting golden brown.
Once your onion turned to a golden brown, then add chopped tomato, at the same time add salt according to your taste.
Once your tomato, get sauté, add green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste into the pan
Now it’s time for veggies, add your grated carrot and your boiled potato to the frying pan.
Sauté all the veggies for 5 to 6 minutes
Then add Maggie masala for taste
Now it’s time to add your quinoa into your frying pan.
Cook it for 4 to 5 mins
Now lower your flame and add a handful of roasted peanuts, lemon juice, and coriander leaves to your quinoa poha, and mixed well.
Now off your stove and served hot.
Quinoa poha is surprisingly very delicious in taste, upper mention is the way I liked my quinoa poha to be cooked. If you like pea or other veggies you can add them too. Do add this tasty low-calorie recipe to your diet chart, and you will easily able to follow your diet, without craving for unhealthy food. If you know another way to cook quinoa poha do let us know in the comment section. Till then toodles.