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Quinoa Upma Recipe

Quinoa upma with vegetables.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small carrot
  • 3 tbsp fresh green peas
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion

To temper:

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • a sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/2 no green chilli


  • Measure quinoa,rinse it in water atleast twice then soak in water for atleast 15mins.
  • Drain water and set the quinoa aside.Heat oil in a pan add the item listed under 'to temper',then add onion and saute for 2mins until it becomes transparent.
  • Then add carrot and peas,saute for a minute then add quinoa.Add required salt.
  • Saute for a minute,then add water.
  • Let it come to a boil, then cook covered for atleast 15-20 mins in lowest flame,Check after 15mins then proceed further if needed.
  • Fluff it up, the grain will be seen transparent with a tiny tail, that ensure proper cooking.Switch off.


  • Soaking may not be required but may take a little longer to cook.Quinoa takes a little longer to cook depends on the variety too.
  • Quinoa will have a slight crunch while eating sp don't think its undercooked.
  • You can add any of your favorite veggies.
  • THe ratio of water is 1 cup quino:2 cups water.