Quinoa Khichdi

Chef Monika Manchanda

Cook Time: 20 mins

Serves: 2 People

Khichdi is a traditional Indian dish that can be made more healthy and nutritious by simply adding Quinoa to it! For foods that are already healthy, the addition of Quinoa is a bonus benefit as it makes the dish a super-food!


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large potato, boiled, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup peanuts roasted, skinned
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 - 3 tbsps coconut for garnish
15.3 gms


  • To prepare this healthy version of sabudana khichdi, begin by fluffing up the cooked quinoa and keep it aside in a bowl.

  • Then in a pan, heat the oil. Proceed to add the curry leaves, green chilies, ginger, cumin seeds and stir until cumin seeds splutter.

  • After which you have to add the diced potato to this mix and stir on high flame for 1-2 minutes until it turns golden on the outside. If you are not using boiled potatoes, then chop the potato into a small dice and fry along with spices in the oil. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, until it is soft.

  • To this, add the cooked quinoa, juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 tsp salt (because the quinoa is already cooked with some salt added to it). Stir to combine and cover this with a lid to steam cook for 3-4 minutes, so that the quinoa absorbs the flavours.

  • Coarsely crush the roasted peanuts and add to this, giving it a good mix. Garnish with fresh coconut.

  • Serve hot.


Fibre: 8.5 g

Carbs: 71.4 g

Protein: 15.3 g

Fats: 28.4 g

Calories: 580 cal