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Quinoa Bisi Bele Bath |Quinoa Sambhar

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Course: Variety Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan

Ingredients

  • Quinoa - 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon soaked and drained
  • Toor Dal - 1/2 cup soaked and drained
  • Mixed Vegetable - 2 cups I used carrots, beans, capsicum and potato
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame Oil - 1/4 teaspoon
  • shallots - 14
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sambhar Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tamarind - 2 tablespoon
  • Roasted Peanuts - 2 tablespoon
  • Cashew - 2 tablespoon
  • Water - 3 cups + 3/4 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • To temper:
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek - 1/8 teaspoon
  • For Bisi Bele Bath spice makes Approx. 1/4 Cup
  • Chana dal split bengal gram - 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon powder - 1 teaspoon optional
  • Coconut - 3 tablespoon grated
  • Red chillies - 3
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Peppercorn - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seed - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Shallots - 3
  • Oil - 1/2 teaspoon I used coconut oil

Instructions

  • Soak dal and Quinoa in water for 30 minutes - 1 hour; and then rinse.
  • Add oil to the pan, add all the ingredients (Except Coconut) listed under 'For Bisi Bela Bath Powder ' and sauté on low flame for 2 - 3 mins or till they turn golden brown in color. Add coconut after switching off and keep aside to cool. After the ingredients are cooled, add water and blend in a mixer to a fine paste and keep aside
  • Add Ghee to the Pressure cooker. When ghee is hot, add the items under 'To Temper' and let the mustard seed crackle. Add shallots and saute for 2 minutes, then add vegetables and saute for 5 minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, sambar powder and give a quick mix. Add the blended paste and mix well
  • Add quinoa, toor dal, tamarind and mix gently. Saute on medium flame for 1 minute. Add salt, and 3 cups + 1/4 cup of hot water, mix gently. Finally add peanuts, cashew and sesame oil. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Garnish with Coriander leaves/Boondi/sev/Oma pudi and serve hot

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Notes

  1.  Chop vegetables into big chunks so that they won't became mushy while cooking
  2. Instead of homemade bisi bele bath paste, you can also use bisi bele bath powder available in the stores
  3. If you are using Drumsticks boil them separately, and add it to cooked Bisi Bele bath rather than cooking along with other veggies. This would prevent Drumstick from breaking apart
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