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One Pot Quinoa Khichdi

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One Pot Quinoa Khichdi

Quinoa Khichdi

Khichdi is a beloved comfort food in India, typically made with rice and lentils. But have you ever tried making it with quinoa instead? This healthy twist on the classic dish will not only add a boost of protein to your meal, but also a deliciously nutty flavor.

This recipe for Quinoa Khichdi is a hearty and comforting one-pot meal that is ready in just under 40 minutes. It is packed with all the classical Indian flavors that you know and love, and the best part is that it’s super versatile. You can add your favorite vegetables to make it a complete meal. I used green beans, green peas, and carrots in mine and it turned out incredibly delicious.

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5 from 3 votes

Quinoa Khichdi

Perfect vegan comfort food.
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Course -Dinner
Cuisine -Indian
Keyword -khichdi, quinoa, vegan khichdi
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -45 minutes
Total Time -55 minutes
Servings -3
Calories -542kcal
Author -Veganbell
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  • Wash quinoa + mund dal and transfer them to a large bowl. Add 3-4 cups of hot water. Soak for 30 minutes.
  • *After 30 minutes* Drain and set aside.
  • Set a large, non-stick cooking pot over medium heat. Add oil.
  • Once it's hot, add mustard seeds + cumin seeds. Stir and let them splutter for 30-40 seconds - or until the cumin is dark-brown.
  • Add onion + ginger + garlic + green chilies + asafoetida. Stir-saute for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Next, add tomatoes + turmeric powder + Kashmiri red chili powder + salt + pepper. Stir-saute for 5-6 minutes, or until the tomatoes are completely mushy.
  • Now add the quinoa & mung dal + green beans + carrots + green peas + water. Mix well.
  • Cover the pot and cook over low-medium heat for 30-35 minutes. Stir occasionally (every 8-9 minutes).
  • Once it's done, add lemon juice + cilantro. Give it a quick mix. Turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to serving bowls and top it up with vegan butter (optional) + your fav garnishings. Serve hot.
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Calories: 542 kcal | Carbohydrates: 84 g | Protein: 23 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 177 mg | Potassium: 1064 mg | Fiber: 16 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 8951 IU | Vitamin C: 55 mg | Calcium: 130 mg | Iron: 6 mg

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  1. Katherine Porterfield says:

    5 stars
    Well this was certainly awesome! I would certainly check out the potatoes if I could eat them, but they do bad things to my kidneys. Maybe I’ll go to the site and see what else exists there. As for this one, Vegan bell posts another winner!

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