Quinoa Chaat

Quinoa Chaat is a way to use the extremely healthy quinoa in a healthy Indian avataar! Quinoa is power-packed and there are numerous health benefits to including it in our meals.

This is great as a healthy snack. Have it as a filling brunch. This recipe is ready in minutes if you have pre-planned the meal.

Jump to Recipe
A close up of the prepared dish

Preparations for the Quinoa Chaat

I made the quinoa by cooking it with double the volume of water and a pinch of salt. In fact, I just popped it in a separate vessel in the rice cooker. So it got cooked along with the rice. Easy! I also like how it is done here, in case you do not have a rice cooker.

I have posted recipes to the Dates and Tamarind Chutney and the Green Chutney. Make a batch of these, and you can use them over quite a few days. These are not only tasty, but time saving and also a must-have for such chaat recipes. Also, you will be able to personalise these texture and colour filled chaats to your taste very soon.

Preparation for the quinoa chaat is on, with all ingredients kept together

The rest of the ingredients can be mixed and matched according to your taste and their availability. For instance, you can drop the raw mango and add lime. Or swap broccoli for boiled potatoes.

The textures of the chaat is completed when the dish is sprinkled with the only “non-healthy” element..the sev/bhujiya/the fried stuff! But don’t avoid it, just adjust the quantity as per your liking.

Check out the video for this recipe here:

Pro Tip: Traditionally, the chaat is made with puffed rice. Try it out, it’s very popular and called ‘bhel‘ in the northern parts of India. It may not be as nutritious as the quinoa chaat, but it is healthy nevertheless.All chaats BHUJIA

Quinoa Chaat

Recipe by Sheetal RabindranCourse: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes

Quinoa chaat is healthy and nutritious. full of texture, colour and flavours. Excellent as a quick snack or for brunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked and cooled

  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped

  • 1/4 -1/2 cup unripe mangoes, chopped

  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup cucumber, finely chopped (seeds removed, if they are big)

  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander

  • 1/2 cup broccoli, steamed

  • 2-3 tbsp dates and tamarind chutney

  • 2 tbsp green coriander-mint chutney

  • 2-3 tbsp curd, whipped with 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup fried, crisp sev/namkeen of your choice

Directions

  • Add the onions, mango, cucumber, coriander and broccoli to the quinoa and mix well.
  • Pour the chutneys and the curd over it.
  • Sprinkle the sev on this mixture.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and broccoli.
  • Mix thoroughly before serving.
  • Keep the chutneys and salt handy, so that you can adjust the condiments to your liking.

Notes

  • Once you mix the chaat, taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • The ingredients can be mixed and matched according to your taste and their availability. For instance, you can drop the raw mango and add lime. Or swap broccoli for boiled potatoes.
 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*