Quinoa is a flowering plant in the amaranth family and is grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is often described as a 'superfood' as it is packed with essential nutrients that are beneficial for our health. Rich in protein, magnesium, antioxidants, fibre, iron and much more - replacing certain elements of your diet with quinoa can certainly be a game changer of sorts. While quinoa is commonly eaten as a replacement for rice for people who are gluten intolerant - this superfood can also be eaten otherwise and is extremely versatile. Today, we bring you some delicious quinoa recipes that you can easily make at home. They are protein-rich and will enhance the nutritional value of your meal without compromising its taste. We have handpicked 5 of our favourite quinoa recipes that you must try. Let's get started with the list.
High-Protein Diet: Here's A List Of 5 Quinoa Recipes You Must Try
1.Quinoa Chicken Biryani (Our Recommendation)
If you're a biryani lover, you know there's nothing better than a plateful of aromatic biryani. This recipe has juicy pieces of chicken marinated in a host of spices and layered in quinoa. Yes, you heard us right! The best part is that it tastes equally delicious. Click here for the recipe.
Give your regular poha a healthy twist with this quinoa poha recipe. Replacing high-carb rice flakes with quinoa makes this dish a wholesome option for breakfast. It also keeps you fuller for a longer time. Garnish it with coriander leaves and lime juice and relish its taste! Click here for the recipe.
3.Quinoa, Couscous and Beetroot Tikki
Looking for a quick and easy snack? This quinoa, couscous and beetroot tikki is not only easy to make but is also extremely nutritious. Made with ingredients like quinoa, beetroot, couscous, spinach and oats - it makes for the perfect healthy tikki. Click here for the recipe.
Another healthy quinoa recipe that you must try is this quinoa upma. It tastes just as great as sooji upma and is definitely worth a try. Make this super easy recipe for a filling breakfast and serve it with some chutney, achaar, raita or tomato sauce. Click here for the recipe.
5.Quinoa And Sabudana Kesari Bath
As the name suggests, this recipe is made using quinoa and sabudana. A healthy and delicious dessert that you can have totally guilt-free! It is garnished with fresh saffron strands, cardamom powder, ghee and fried cashews. Sounds amazing right? Click here for the recipe.
Try these recipes at home and let us know how you liked them in the comment section below.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.