Tomato Quinoa – Easy recipes with Quinoa

          In an attempt to lose weight and get fitter after my surgery, we have been trying to switch over to healthier food and have been avoiding/reducing high carbs, oil and spice in our diet. My hubby has also been giving me company in this attempt. So we have been avoiding rice and taking more of whole grains and high fiber food. We went shopping to Mustafa especially for buying different kinds of  wholegrains. Mustafa has been stocking every kind of food grains nowadays. You think of it and its there!!!So we got a few packets of quinoa, millet, beans,steel cut oats and more. So you are going to see more of such healthy recipes with these ingredients in Creative Saga soon.

         There are so many new ingredients like finger millet, hyacinth beans ,oats,brown rice etc which I came to know of  after I came to Singapore. I have always loved to try using new and healthy ingredients in my cooking. The recent one is quinoa. I have been hearing of this grain since a last few years. I found organic quinoa seeds in mustafa. Like me if you are not aware, you should try searching the internet for the health benefits of quinoa, so that you can think of including it in your diet.

           Like many other ingredients which I started using at a very later stage, I never quite enjoyed the taste with satisfaction, but had them just because they are healthy- Just and acquired taste. I thought quinoa was going to be the same.But I was wrong. I loved the nutty taste of quinoa. I made it just like how I make tomato rice. It was really good. By now, I have used quinoa a number of times and enjoyed it each time.So if you do try this one , let me know how you liked it. Also I would appreciate if you leave a comment about your favourite recipe with quinoa!!

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Tomato Quinoa - Easy recipes with Quinoa Yum
Course breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Grind the chopped onions, tomato,garlic and ginger to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  4. Allow it to sizzle.
  5. Add the tomato paste.
  6. Add the turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder and garam masala.
  7. Mix well.Saute for around 7 to 10 minutes till the tomato paste thickens.
  8. Add the peas and mix.
  9. Add the quinoa.
  10. Mix well and add salt.
  11. Add around 2 1/2 - 3 cups of water.
  12. Cover and cook.
  13. It should take around 10-15 minutes for the quinoa to cook.
  14. Serve warm.
  15. Notes-
  16. 1. You can add more vegetables if you want.
  17. 2. Add peanuts or cashewnuts if you like.
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  1. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

    Yummy look…

  2. MonuTeena RecipesPassion

    have not tried this recipe before thanks for sharing it really looks amazing 🙂


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