Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa Pulao

From   Mummy Ka Magic

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Rice

Type: Indian

Quinoa is a healthy option for rice in this pulao


  • Quinoa 1 cup
  • Ghee 2 tbsps
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Green cardamoms 5 to 6
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Cloves 5 to 6
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Ginger, finely chopped 1 inch
  • Garlic, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Medium onion, finely chopped 1
  • Small carrot, cut into small cubes 1
  • French beans, diagonally sliced 6 to 8
  • Green peas ⅓ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Warm vegetable stock 3 cups
  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing


  • Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, cardamoms, broken cinnamon and cloves and sauté till fragrant.
  • Add bay leaf, ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute. Add onion and sauté till golden.
  • Add carrot and mix. Add French beans, mix and cook for a minute. Add peas and mix.
  • Add quinoa, mix and cook for a minute. Add salt and warm vegetable stock, mix and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat, mix, cover and cook till quinoa is fully done.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with torn coriander sprigs.