Quinoa Upma

  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m

Quinoa upma is very easy to make and tasty also. This is an healthy option for weight watchers.

Step 1 (Roasting Quinoa for the upma)


  • Quinoa – 1 cup


Heat a pan and add the quinoa to it. Dry roast for about 2 minutes over medium flame.

Step 2


  • Chana dal (split Bengal gram)- 1 tbsp
  • Urud dal (split black gram)- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilli – 4 to 5 nos
  • Onion – 1 cup chopped
  • Carrot – 1 no chopped
  • Green peas – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger – 1 tsp, chopped
  • Green Chilli – 2 nos, chopped
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Oil – 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Salt – as needed


Heat a pan and add the oil to it. Once the oils is hot, please add mustard seeds to it. When the seeds start to pop, add chana dal, urud dal, dried red chilli and curry leaves to it. Saute till the dal turn light brown and crispy.  Then add chopped onion. Sprinkle some salt and saute till the onion turns light brown. Add ginger and green chilli. Saute for about 30 seconds. Then add the carrot and green peas. Saute for about 30 seconds. Add water and salt as required. Mix well and bring it to boil by covering the pan.

When the water boils, add the roasted quinoa. Mix well. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in between so that the quinoa will not get burnt. If more water is needed to get the quinoa well cooked, you can add boiling water to it. Cook till no water is left and enjoy the nutritious upma.

Refer to the following video for detailed steps:

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