Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quinoa(Keen-Wah) Biriyani

A healthy and balanced source of protein meal....


  • Quinoa- 2cups
  • Chopped.Vegetables- 2cups
  • Onion-1 big
  • Soy chuncks- 1cup
  • Cardamom-2
  • Bayleaves-1-2
  • Chilli powder-2tsp
  • Tumeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Salt- As per taste

For grinding:

Garlic- 6pods
Ginger-  a piece
Cinnamanon- 2-3 pieces
Cloves- 5-6
Fennel seeds- 1/4tsp
Corriander/Mint leave- 1/4cup
Green chilly-2


1. Wash 2-3 times Quinoa properly& soak in water for atleast 30-45mts.
2. Meantime chop the vegetable, onion and finish the grinding part.
3.Add little oil in the pan, drop cardamom, bayleaf, onion, start frying it.
4. Once onion is half done, add the grinded mixtue, salute it well, slowly drop the soy chuncks&all the vegetables.

5.Add Tumeric, Chilli, Salt and add little water and cover the lid. Allow it to cook for 10-15mts  in slow flame

6. Finally add soaked Quinoa and  3 cups of water
(as we have already  added little water along with vegetable),

mix well& cover it on medium flame cook fo r 12 mts&off the stove.
7. After pressure settles, open and fluff it and cover for another 5mts...
8. Healthy Quinoa biriyani is ready:)
I would like to contribute this dish for "Event: Dish name starts with Q"


Unknown said...

I hv never tried quinoa...best to replace high carbo rice i guess.....

USHA said...

Thanks Arthy...its very easy as well very healthy meal.

Do give it a try and let me know.


Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Quinoa in briyani!!! Really a nice twist than regular one..looks yum and healthy..

USHA said...

Hey Saras..nice to see you here..

Thanks for taking time to visit and pass your lovely comments.

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Unknown said...

Perfect and healthy biriyani.I have to try these.

Unknown said...

Perfect for healthy food lovers.thanx for ur recipe.

Akila said...

A very healthy version of quinoa... If you like you can participate in my ongoing event...

Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

USHA said...

Hi Savitha,

Thanks for your lovely comment.Please do give it a try and let me know.

USHA said...


Thanks for your footprints.

Sure would love to participate, sending my entry now.


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