Quinoa Upma

By      06-Jan 2020       Reading Time: 2 Mins

Quinoa Upma

This variation of upma is loaded with the goodness of quinoa and vegetables. Apart from great taste, quinoa upma is very filling and nutritious.

Nutritional Benefits

Quinoa: Quinoa is very high in fiber. It is naturally gluten-free. Using quinoa instead of other gluten-free ingredients helps to load your meals with antioxidants, fiber, and flavonoids including quercetin and kaempferol. Also, quinoa is an exceptional protein source because it contains all essential amino acids.


  • 20 grams quinoa
  • 10 grams onions
  • 20 grams green peas
  • 10 grams carrot
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 1 green chili (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 grams chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Value

  • Nutrition Info
  • Amount
  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • Carbs
  • 18.9 grams
  • Protein
  • 5.0 grams
  • Fats
  • 8.2 grams


  • Finely chop all the vegetables.
  • In a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Saute on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add ginger, green chilies, and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few minutes.
  • Add the peanuts and cook for another few minutes till the peanuts are light brown.
  • Add onions, carrot, and peas and sauté for some time.
  • Now, add quinoa and keep mixing for a few minutes.
  • Add chili powder, salt, and 1 cup of hot water. Mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Switch off the flame; add the coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well
  • Serve hot

Over to You

Give your regular breakfast a healthy twist and enjoy this delicious quinoa upma. It is quick to make and an ideal breakfast for weekday mornings.

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