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Spicy Quinoa Powder

14 Dec

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Spicy Quinoa Powder.

Quinoa is roasted till golden brown in color. Other spices and dals are also toasted and ground into fine powder along with toasted quinoa. Serve spicy quinoa powder with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around Spicy Quinoa Powder.

Ingredients:

Quinoa 2 1/2 Tbsps
Urad Dal 1 Tbsp
Whole Red Chiles 2 – 4
Salt to taste
Oil few Drops

Method of preparation:

Heat a thick bottomed pan on medium heat, add quinoa and toast them until they turn light golden brown.
Remove quinoa from heat and add urad dal.
Roast till the urad dal turns light golden brown and remove from heat.
Add a drop or two of oil, add broken red chiles.
Fry till red chiles turn dark or until aromatic.
Once all the ingredients come to room temperature, grind everything into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Serve spicy quinoa powder with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure not to over roast any of the ingredients.

Suggestions: If the ingredients are roasted on high heat, they turn dark quite fast without actually releasing the oils.
Variations: You can also add a tsp of coriander seeds and half a tsp of cumin seeds for more heat.
Other Names: Spicy Quinoa Powder.