November 2, 2014

Quinoa Millet Pulao

A simple yet a tasty and a nutritious preparation made with the simplest of the ingredients

1/4 cup Red Quinoa
1/4 cup Millet
1/3 cup Chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped beetroot
1/2 cup frozen green peas
2 green chilies
1 inch piece of ginger
2 garlic cloves
few mint leaves
1 tblsp oil
Salt to taste
1/2 to 1 tsp garam masala powder

Soak the quinoa and millet together after rinsing them thoroughly.  Take oil, splutter some cumin seeds and add the onions to sauté them for 2 minutes.  Add the ginger, garlic and green chillies which have been crushed to the onions and sauté for another 1/2  a minute.  Add the quinoa and the millet which has been now drained completely and sauté for a minute before adding the vegetables to it.  Add the salt which is about a teaspoon and few mint leaves that have been chopped.  Add water in the ratio of 1:2 which would be 1 cup for the above quantity, garam masala and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles.   The tasty and nutritious pulao is ready to be enjoyed with some raita!!!!

Notes:  There are many kinds of millets and the one I used for the above recipe is the foxtail millet