Quinoa Kichidi

Quinoa Kichidi is one of my creative dishes, and I am glad about the results. It is a win-win dish as it is very very healthy and at the same time very delicious and easy to make

To serve 4


  • Boiled Quinoa
  • Onion: 2
  • Carrots diced – 2
  • Peas (2 cups)
  • Green Chillies (1 -3 according to tolerance)
  • Curry Leaves: Few (can omit in unavailable)
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • A handful of chopped Coriander
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Mustard Seeds for tempering
  • Chana dal for tempering if available
  • Coconut Oil
  • Lime juice (1/2 lime)


  • Cook 250 gms of Quinoa separately. (1 cup water to 1 cup Quinoa)
  • Heat two tablespoons of coconut oil in a frying pan.
  • Temper with mustard seed and channa dal, once the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped onions and green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry the onions until translucent. Add the chopped carrots and peas, sprinkle some water and cook it for about  10 minutes.
  • Add the boiled Quiona, 1 tsp turmeric and salt and cook/fry for further 7-10 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • After switching off the pan, squeeze half a lime and chopped coriander.

Serve it with coconut chutney!!

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