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quinoa kichdi | kichadi recipe

quinoa kichdi | kichadi recipe
Looking for a nutrient-packed and delicious dinner or lunch option that’s quick and easy to prepare? You’ve landed on the right recipe! Our Quinoa Kichdi recipe is the perfect choice for those seeking a healthy and flavorful meal. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of making this nutrient-rich kichdi using just a few essential kitchen tools. Whether you’re cooking for the family or treating yourself to a solo dining experience, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings.

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  • ½ cup quinoa (soak for an hour or more)
  • 1.5 tbsp cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp jeera cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup cut carrots
  • 1/4 cup cut green beans
  • 2 tbsp peanuts / groundnuts
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder/dania powder
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 1/2 tbsp rock salt or salt to taste
  • 4 cups of water
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • juice of half lemon


  1. Grate the ginger and garlic
  2. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker on medium heat
  3. Once the oil is hot add jeera. After it sizzles, add grated ginger, garlic. Fry it for a few seconds, then add green chilis
  4. Fry for a few seconds, then add turmeric powder, chopped onion, and saute it. then add tomatoes
  5. Fry it for a minute or so, add jeera and dania powder, mix it, add soaked dals, quinoa, along with the water,
  6. mix it, then add cut beans, carrot, peanuts, water,and salt as well. Mix it and let it starts to boil
  7. close the lid, turn off the heat after 3 whistles,
  8. Once the pressure is released, open the lid, add coriander leaves, mix it and ready to serve
  9. optional – you can squeeze some lemon juice.