Quinoa Biryani

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Quinoa Biryani

Method

  • Boil 1 cup ‘Jiwa Organic Quinoa’, in 1½ cup water with 1 tsp salt for 10-15 minutes on low heat. Keep covered and set aside.
  • For the Biryani masala, heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom pan, add 2 bay leaves, javatri, black cardamom, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 2 tbsp sliced onions, 1/4 cup onion paste and cook till onions are browned.
  • Add 1/4 cup tomato puree, 1/4 cup curd, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tbsp biryani masala, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1/2 cup of diced mixed peppers and little water for cooking and let it cook for another minute.
  • Top with the cooked quinoa, some fried onions, chopped coriander and 1 tbsp of kewra water. Cover and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Serve piping hot with a garnish of fresh pomegranate seeds, and a side of biryani’s best buddy, poppadums.

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