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Quinoa has now become a regular food for us. I prepare this at least once a week. My hubby had some team party and I had to prepare lunch just for me. It is a difficult task isn’t it? cooking only for our self ahh, I don’t like this but yet have to… Today I prepared it in a little different way than the usual way I prepare it. I actually don’t know what to call this recipe πŸ˜›

Some health benefits of Quinoa:

  • It is Gluten free.
  • Highly rich in protein.
  • High in Fiber.
  • Rich in Iron, riboflavin, magnesium.

Here is the recipe, let me know what you think friends…



Quinoa : 1 cup( I had mixed red and white, we can use either of them)

Mixed Veggies : 1/4 cup (carrot, peas,beans,corn I used the frozen one)

Tofu : 10 to 12 cubes(firm)

Yogurt: 1/2 cup

Onion: 1/4 of a large

Oil : 2 teaspoons

Cumin Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 teaspoon

Salt : 1 teaspoon

Pepper powder : 1 teaspoon


  1. Soak Quinao for 1/2 to 1 hr.
  2. Place Tofu cubes in a tissue paper and cover on top also with another tissue paper, so that water in it is absorbed.
  3. Cook Quinoa with 2 cups if water for 1 portion.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and saute Tofu until golden color. Keep it aside.Quinoa_recipe
  5. Heat another teaspoon of oil, add cumin, fennel seeds. When they change color add onions and ginger garlic paste. Let it turn translucent.
  6. Add mixed veggies.Cook for 5 to 6 mins.
  7. Add 1/2 teaspoon Salt and pepper. Optionally we can add garam masala powder. Cook for 3 to 4 mins. Stop and cool.Quinoa_recipe_1
  8. Mix quinoa, stir fried veggies, cilantro leaves and yogurt. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to this mix.

Now it is ready πŸ™‚