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
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.
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.
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Quinoa Chaat is a simple way of enjoying this wonder food in an Indian Avataar! Go ahead and tuck into it when you are feeling like a quick meal. Ideal for the summer as a brunch or as a snack. The ingredients mentioned are easily available every where. The recipes to the chutneys are mentioned are included in our website kitchenrings.com. . . . #Quinoa #chaat #healthy #brunch #snack Follow us @kitchen.rings for quick, tasty, easy homemade meal ideas and recipes.
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 ChaatCourse: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Quinoa chaat is healthy and nutritious. full of texture, colour and flavours. Excellent as a quick snack or for brunch.
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
- 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.
- 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.