Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pumpkin Quinoa Dhal Pulao | Indian Quinoa Recipes

As I had mentioned in my Pumpkin cranberry scones recipe, I did make another dish with the leftover pumpkin. It was last Sunday when I made this Pumpkin and quinoa dhal like a pulao. Quinoa is an easy and healthier replacement for rice. Almost all Indian rice dishes can be replaced with quinoa and you wouldn't miss the rice at all. I am trying to use quinoa atleast twice in a week in the form of soups or pulao. This is an easy to make, healthy and filling one pot meal. Just a bowl of this hot pulao with papad made a simple and satisfying lunch.
Ingredients:
Quinoa - 1 cup
Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Onion - chopped - 2 cups
Tomato - chopped - 2 cups
Pumpkin - cubed - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Bisi bele bhath masala - 4 tsp (can substitute with sambar powder - but reduce the quantity as it tends to be more spicier)
Salt - to taste
Method:
Wash and soak the toor dhal for 45 mins. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the chopped onion and saute until light brown color. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell disappears. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until it turns mushy. Add the bisi bele bhath masala powder with salt followed by pumpkin cubes. Add the soaked dhal, quinoa along with 4 1/2 cups of water. Check for seasoning and pressure cook until done. Makes a great one-pot meal when served with just raita and papad.
Sending this to Healing Foods - Vegetarian Thanksgiving event by Siri.


38 comments:

  1. Yummy looking pulao...Healthy too..

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  2. Wow wat a wholesome and super delicious pulao, simply inviting..

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  3. Wow!!looks delicious and a comfort meal.

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  4. love one pot meals like this...looks yumm

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  5. sounds amazingly tasty krithi..love ur presentation..
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. delicious looking combination looks wonderful

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  7. A perfectly delicious side dish.. great combination. btw sometime I cannot view ur blog as it's not loading da..

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  8. Amazing looking dal pulao. Looks awesome.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Wow..the pulao looks rich with goodness.Perfect healthy meal Krithi.

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  10. luks so deliciou.....perfect meal

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  11. How beautifully n neatly presented!! :)

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  12. Nice to see after few days krithi. Nice recipe. it looks colourful.

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  13. Un plat avec des tendances indous

    Je te souhaite une belle soirée, ici le suberbe marché de Noël de Montbéliard et sous la pluie depuis plusieurs jours, quel dommage !!

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  14. looking delicious and a very healthy combo...

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  15. that sounds like one nice one pot meal with the quinoa and dal and pumpkin!

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  16. love this hearty looking platter- good one !

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  17. different combination !!! looks nice...

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  18. looks very healthy..awesome presentation!!

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  19. Yummy and lovely presentation. yet another lovely recipe with pumpkin. Bookmarked.

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  20. Hi!
    I was looking for Quinoa recipes!This recipe is perfect!

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  21. Hi, when I saw Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a blog I remembered you. Here is the link see this improvise and kalakku maa.
    http://munchinwithmunchkin.com/2011/12/09/mexican-hot-chocolate-mix/

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  22. Very healthy one pot meal ! Nice pics too!

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  23. Nice Kitchen Krithi!.. Pumpkin!! Different recipe!
    :-)
    http://gharkhana.blogspot.com/

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  24. Healthy pulao!!! I believe xmas preps are in full swing in your home Krithi..Long time since u posted ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
    Hear the music, see the lights,
    Frohe Weihnacht, Frohe Weihnacht,
    Merry Christmas allerseits..

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  26. Very healthy dish..indeed. Wishing u a very happy new year!!

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  27. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, filled with loads of happiness, good health and wonderful blessings. May all your wishes come true.

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  28. You have such an awesome spread always Krithi..Love it.. This is one awesome recipe.. perfect for healthy yet indian diet :)

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  29. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

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