One-pot Quinoa & Lentils


One-pot Quinoa & Lentils

380 cal | 18g protein | 9g fat | 55g carb per serving

I love one-pot meals, especially if you have very less time to cook. This one-pot quinoa & lentils is a balanced meal. It’s so wholesome and comforting to eat.

This recipe serves 2 people.

1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup Whole masoor dal / brown lentils
1.5 cups water
1 medium onion
1/2 cup veggies of choice ( carrot, beans, broccoli, palak )
1-2 tsp oil
3-4 garlic cloves
1 tsp chopped ginger ( use ginger garlic paste to save time )
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Salt as per taste

The lentils need pre-soaking, so soak them overnight or first thing in the morning if you are making this dish for dinner.

Soak quinoa for 5-10mins before you cook, and wish it thoroughly before using, to remove the saponin.

Heat the pressure cooker and add oil, onion, ginger and garlic. Cook for 2-3mins and add veggies of your choice. (if you are including spinach, add it at the last stage before closing the pressure cooker)

Add soaked dal along with all the spice mix and cook for 2-3mins. Now add quinoa, spinach and water. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Open the pressure cook once all the pressure gets released.

Serve hot along with a dollop of greek yoghurt or curd.