Quinoa Leftover Casserole

Quinoa leftover casserole is something which I created yesterday on the spur of the moment; there was a lot of leftover in the fridge and this light bulb moment suddenly sprung and WOW! it was surprisingly delicious.

To serve 4


IngredienQuinoa Kichidits:

  • Boiled Quinoa
  • Onion: 2
  • Leftovers. ( I had mushroom curry,  shallow fried cabbage and  shallow fried plantain curry)
  • Paprika – 1tsp
  • Curry Leaves: Few (can omit in unavailable)
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • A handful of chopped herb of your choice) (parsley, coriander, mint..)
  • 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 curry leaves.
  • Fry the onions until translucent. Add all the leftovers, add some water if it is dry and cook it for about  10 minutes.
  • Add the boiled Quiona, 1 tsp turmeric, 1tsp paprika and salt and cook/fry for further 7-10 minutes.
  • After switching off the pan,  transfer it to an oven proof dish.
  • If you want a variation, sprinkle some cheese and bake it in the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the chopped herbs and diced cashew nuts after removing the dish from the oven.
  • Serve it with mint or plain Raita.

ALSO CHECK: Quinoa Kichidi


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