Quinoa Daddojanam Recipe is a must try recipe if you are a weight watcher. As it is super rich in proteins and fiber and really goes well with any kind of cuisine. Quinoa Daddojanam is nothing but quinoa curd rice which is tempered to add flavor to the dish. I love making twists to the regular dish as I always like to innovate.
In my current blog, I would like to share the super simple recipe of Daddojanam with Quinoa. This is an easy recipe with procedure to cook the quinoa in the pressure cook. You can also cook quinoa in microwave.
None can resist eating daddojanam made of quinoa if you follow my quick and delicious recipe. Everyone in the family from kids to elders would love to eat quinoa daddojanam.
What is Quinoa Daddojanam Recipe
While there are so many recipes that you can make with Quinoa. Quinoa Daddojanam is always one of my favorites. Because it easy , faster and simple to cook yet a complete meal. I would like to share the step by step procedure of the recipe for easy understanding.
What are the utensils and time required for Quinoa Daddojanam Recipe
Since it is an easy recipe, you would not need many utensils. Many of them would already be available in your kitchen. However it is important to note time required and utensils needed to make your cooking easy.
Bowl to mix daddojanam
|COOKING TIME FOR QUINOA
|TiME for tempering
2 to 3 Minutes
|TOTAL COOKING TIME
What are the ingredients for Quinoa Daddojanam Recipe
Very few ingredients are need to make Quinoa Daddojanam. If you have quinoa, plain curd and tempering ingredients, recipe is all yours. Even there are few things needed, you must keep them all in reach to make your cooking efficient.
|EXACT QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS EXPLAINED FOR QUINOA DADDOJANAM
Quinoa – 1 Cups
Water – 2 cups
Vegetable Oil – 1 tablespoon
mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
urad dal or black lentil – 1 teaspoon
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Green Chillies – 1 or 2
Curry leaves – 2 Tablespoon
Coriander leaves – 2 Tablespoon
Pomegranate Seeds – 2 tablespoon
Milk – 3 tablespoon
Salt – According to taste
Steps for Quinoa Daddojanam Recipe
Now you know what are the utensils, ingredients and the time needed to make the Recipe for Quinoa Daddojanam. You will be surprised to see how effortlessly make the daddojanam recipe when you follow these simple steps. You could repeat the same steps if you would want to replace the quinoa with rice.
1. Take a cup of Quinoa and rinse with water
You must take a bowl and add a cup of Quinoa and rinse with water. Quinoa has a coating which can give a slight bitter taste. In order to remove that you must make sure to rinse the quinoa in water atleast twice.
2. Place the pressure cooker on the stove
Take a pressure cooker and turn on the stove with medium heat
3. Add rinsed quinoa and add two cups of water
You must now add the rinsed quinoa to the cooker. Then add 2 cups of water to get fluffy and non sticky grains.Quinoa has a coating which can give a slight bitter taste. In order to remove that you must make sure to rinse the quinoa in water atleast twice.
4. Close the lid and cook until three whistles in the pressure cooker
You must now close the lid and maintain the heat in medium heat. Leave the quinoa to cook until three whistles in the pressure cooker. If you dont have a pressure cooker, another interesting way is to cook quinoa in microwave.
5. Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl
Once cooked in the pressure cooker, leave for the pressure to be released from the cooker. You must then open the lid and transfer the quinoa to a bowl. Let the quinoa cool on its own.
6. Keep Tadka pan on the stove
Take a tadka pan and place it on the stove with medium heat.
7. Add oil to the tadka pan with medium heat
You must add one tablespoon of oil to the tadka pain and maintain with the medium heat.Always prepare the tempering for the curd rice on a medium flame. If you keep it at a high flame, the tempering will burn and give your daddojanam a bitter taste. You can use any vegetable oil.
8. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves
Once the oil is hot enough, add one teaspoon of mustard oil and wait until it splutters. You must then add a teaspoon of urad dal and curry leaves. Taste of the curry leaves is enhanced when it is cooked directly in the oil
9. Add chopped green chillies, ginger and saute well
Take a piece of ginger and finely cut into very small pieces. You can then finely chop green chillies.Now you must add the chopped ginger and green chillies to the tempering and saute well. Ginger and green chillies enhances the flavor of the curd rice.
10. Add the tempering and salt to the cooked Quinoa
Now add the tempering to the bowl of cooked quinoa. Then add salt according to the taste and mix well. Tempering enhances the flavour with each of the tempering ingredients. Please make sure you add every tempering ingredient mentioned here.
11. Add 2 cups of plain curd and 2 tablespoon milk to the cooked quinoa and mix well
You can now add 2 cups of plain curd to the bowl of quinoa and mix well without any lumps. Now add little milk. You must make sure to use fresh curd and also the milk to avoid the curd turning sour.
12. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well
At the end add two tablespoon of finely chopped coriander leaves to the daddojanam and mix well. Coriander leaves imparts an aromatic flavour to the curd rice.
13. Add little water if you want the daddojanam to adjust the consistency
You can add little water to the curd rice to adjust the consistency of the daddojanam. This is optional and it depends on the preference on the consistency of the daddojanam
14. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve Quinoa Daddojanam
To make the quina daddojanam complete, you must now garnish with the pomegranate seeds . Serve thes tasty and delicious quinoa daddojanam with pickle or potato fry. You can also cook quinoa in microwave oven instead of pressure cooker.
Hassle Free Cooking Tips for Quinoa Daddojanam Recipe
Even for the simplest recipes I make sure to follow the key tips to have effortless cooking. You must ensure to follow them to have a lovely kitchen experience
1. Add right amount of water for fluffy and non sticky quinoa
Always add double the quantity of the water to cook the quinoa. This will help you get soft and fluffy quinoa. Excess water makes it sticky. Some prefer to make it sticky in which case you can add more water.
2 Rinse quinoa to remove bitter taste
Quinoa has a coating which can give a slight bitter taste. In order to remove that you must make sure to rinse the quinoa in water atleast twice.
3. Use fresh curd for the recipe
Always use fresh curd while making daddojanam or curd recipes. Recipes might turn out sour if the curd is old and not fresh.
4. Tempering is Important
Tempering the curd rice is very important because it enhances the flavour with each of the tempering ingredients. Please make sure you add every tempering ingredient mentioned here.
5. Maintain Medium Heat while tempering
Always prepare the tempering for the curd rice on a medium flame. If you keep it at a high flame, the tempering will burn and give your daddojanam a bitter taste.
6. Curry leaves enhances flavor
It is important to add the curry leaves as it helps to enhance the taste. But it is always recommended to cooked to oil first and them add it to the rest of the ingredients while cooking. This is the best way to bring out the flavor
7. Usage of Coriander leaves
Coriander leaves has lot of health benefits as it has lot of nutrients, good for digestion. It also imparts a distinct and refreshing flavor to any dish you cook.
8. Garnishing is important
A delicious food is not complete without garnishing. Usually garnishing is done with the food items with the contrasting taste. Curd rice is often garnished with grapes or pomegranate seeds
9. Milk to avoid curd turning sour
It is very important tip to add bit of milk to the curd rice to avoid curd rice turning sour. You must ensure to add little milk while mixing the curd with cooked quinoa.
I am sure you must found this easy and interesting. Please feel free to add your comments in the section below on the different quinoa recipes you had tried. I will be happy to know,