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Quinoa Bisibelabath

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Bisibelabath is a one pot meal! Made with lots of vegetables and lentils.

It is a very tasty and healthy recipe. Instead of rice I’m using quinoa.

This recipe needs a little extra preparations once you prepared your ingredients you can make this recipe very easily.

DRUMSTICK is a herbal vegetable we use this in many recipes. We can make drumstick soup, sambar, rasam, gravy and many more. We use drumstick leaves to make side dish for rice, kottu… Will try to post many recipes of drumstick and leaves.

Give a try and let me know 🙂

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Ingredients:

Toor dal – 1/4 cup, Cooked

Shallots – 4 Finely chopped

Tomato – 1 medium size finely chopped

Mixed vegetables – 1/2 cup or 1 cup, I used frozen

Baby brinjal – 2 -3 nos

Drumstick – 3 – 4 nos

Quinoa – 1/4 cup cooked

Bisibelabath Powder – 1 tablespoon or as needed

Olive oil/spray oil/Ghee – as needed or 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon or lesser

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Cashew/Almond – For garnish

Vegetables:

You can use carrot, Green beans, Green peas, Potato, Sweet potato mostly all the vegetables goes well with this recipe.

I used frozen mixed vegetables.

Method:

Prepare all your ingredients. Cook toor dal in pressure cooker along with pinch of turmeric powder for 2 -3 whistle or soak toor dal for few hours and cook in the pan along with lots of water until it become mushy and keep aside. Don’t worry if you got any liquid in the toor dal.

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Cook quinoa as per the instructions and keep aside.

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Heat oil/spray oil in a pan add chopped nuts and roast until golden brown and drain and keep aside. We can use this for garnishing.IMG_2569.JPG

In the same pan spray oil if needed. Add cumin seeds and Channa dal saute until crackle.IMG_2571.JPG

Then add chopped shallots/onion and saute until lightly browned.IMG_2572.JPG

Add chopped tomato saute until mushy sprinkle some salt at this step. It helps to cook the tomato fast.IMG_2574.JPG

Now it’s time to add the vegetables. Add drumstick and brinjal. saute for 1 -2 minutes until brinjal change its color.IMG_2575

Then add frozen vegetables and give a mix.IMG_2576

Saute until all the water from frozen vegetable evaporate. Then add turmeric powder and mix well. IMG_2577.JPG

Cook the vegetables along with the powder for 2 minutes. Don’t burn the bottom of the pan. If needed, sprinkle some water. Add cooked toor dal and mix. IMG_2579.JPG

If you got any left over liquid in toor dal add it to the vegetables if not add some water and close and cook the vegetables for 5 – 10 minutes. You can either cook the vegetables fully or half cooked vegetables also sometime taste good in this recipe.IMG_2580.JPG

Open the pan and add bisibelabath powder as needed and taste. Cook for 1 minute.IMG_2583.JPG

Then add cooked quinoa and mix gently. Don’t over mix we don’t want mushy bisibelabath. So add in quinoa gently.IMG_2587.JPG

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Try not to add more water if really needed sprinkle little water and cook on the medium flame and everything incorporate well. If you added more water by mistake cook the bisibelabath in high flame until water evaporates.IMG_2589.JPG

It would hardly take 1-2 minutes after adding quinoa to cook. Finally sprinkle coriander leaves and nuts.IMG_2591.JPG

Healthy and super tasty quinoa bisibelabath is ready to be served.

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I served with Cabbage coconut stir fry, fried egg and Greek yogurt 🙂

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Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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