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Quinoa upma

A healthy start to your morning

Nutritive values per serving


182 Kcal


33 g


6 g


2.5 g

Quinoa Upma is a nutritious and delicious breakfast option. Quinoa is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids your body needs, making it a great alternative to traditional breakfast options like cereal, oatmeal, upma or poha. It's also high in fiber, which can keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunch time. Additionally, quinoa is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, and folate. Eat quinoa for breakfast and you’ll get your day off on the right foot with a balanced meal that provides long-lasting energy and supports your overall health.

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(makes 2 serving)

  • 1 cup organic quinoa

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

  • ⅛ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup tomato, finely chopped

  • 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise

  • 1/2 cup green peas (mattar), steamed

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp ginger, finely grated or chopped

  • 4 sprig coriander leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Dry roast the quinoa in a large pan for between 3 and 5 minutes on medium heat. Once you smell a roasted aroma, set them aside

  2. In the same heavy bottomed pan, on medium-low heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil

  3. Once the oil is hot, add in the ginger, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chilies

  4. When the cumin seeds begin to sizzle, add the onions and saute this mixture until the onion turns translucent and become soft

  5. Add the turmeric powder, tomatoes and peas to the onions and continue to saute the mixture for a couple of minutes

  6. Add salt to taste, and pour 2 cups of water into the tomato onion mixture and bring it to a brisk boil. Once the water is boiling, add the roasted quinoa and allow it to cook for about 4-6 minutes on medium heat

  7. Stir gently on low heat to get rid of any lumps. Cover the Quinoa upma with a lid and allow it to cook for another 10 minutes until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked

  8. Turn off the heat and garnish the spicy quinoa upma with chopped coriander leaves. Squeeze some lemon juice over it and serve warm

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