Quinoa Vegetable Upma

Quinoa Vegetable Upma


  • 2 Cups Quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter/Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Chili, Slit
  • 1 Small Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger, Peeled and Cut into 3 Pieces
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Shelled Green Peas
  • Salt, to Taste
  • Chopped Cilantro for Garnish


  1. In a large saucepan with a lid, heat the butter or oil and add the cumin seeds. When they sizzle, add the green chili, onions, ginger and curry leaf. Stir on medium heat till the onion is soft and transcluscent.
  2. Now add the turmeric, carrots, and peas. Cook stirring for about a minute.
  3. Add the quinoa to the saucepan and stir gently for a few seconds. Then pour in 4 cups water, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer covered till all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot, garnished with chopped cilantro. If desired, fish out and discard the ginger chunks before serving.
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