Ingredients needed Quinoa -1/2 cup Onion -1/3 cup or 1 onion chopped Green chilli -2 slit Peeled and chopped ginger -1 tbsp Carrot + beans together -1/2 cup Capsicum -1/2 a capsicum or 1/3 cup chopped Potato -1/4 cup or a small potato Tomato - 1 small Salt -1 tsp flat or as needed For the seasoning Oil -1 tbsp Mustard seeds -1 tsp Urad dal -1/2 tsp Bengal gram -1/2 tsp (optional) Red chillies -1-2 Hing -1/4 tsp Curry leaves - few
Chop all the vegetables. Wash the quinoa well in a sieve (put it in a sieve or fine mesh strainer) under running water and keep it aside.
Keep all the vegetables, seasonings needed for the upma ready. It saves a lot of time and mess.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and bengal gram dal. When dal turns golden brown, add red chillies, hing and curry leaves.
Add chopped onions, green chilli, ginger and saute until onions turn transparent.
Add all the vegetables (except capsicum and tomato) 1/3 cup of water and cook covered.
Once the vegetables are 3/4 th cooked, add the capsicum and tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water and needed salt. (taste the water to check for salt - the water should be slightly salty, once you add the quinoa, it will be perfect).
When water starts boiling, reduce the flame and add the washed quinoa. Cook covered on low flame. Stir once in between.
It will take around 15 minutes. Once all the water has evaporated, turn off the heat, mix well and enjoy!! Filling, and nutritious quinoa upma is ready and the great thing is you have just one utensil to wash!!