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Quinoa Kara Pongal

Quinoa kara pongal is a healthy, mild spicy pongal made by cooking  quinoa and dal and tempered with ghee & spices. Quinoa Kara Pongal is very filling and saves your appetite for long hours. How to make Quinoa Kara Pongal is presented in this post with step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoon moong dal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste

To temper:

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon jeera
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper corns
  • a small sprig curry leaves
  • 1 small green chilli
  • 5 nos cashews broken


  • Rinse quinoa first and set aside.
  • Dry roast dal until golden then add quinoa to it. Add water.
  • Cook covered in low flame until mushy. Quinoa should have tails coming out which shows its perfectly cooked. Mash it well. If its too dry add little hot water.
  • In a kadai add ghee + oil  then add the tempering finally add cashews and fry until golden.
  • Transfer the tempering to pongal along with required salt. Mix well and serve Quinoa Kara Pongal hot.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Kara Pongal
Amount Per Serving (125 g)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 38IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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