Mar 23, 2015

Quinoa Payasam / Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa Payasam / Quinoa Pudding


Quinoa is really a new ingredient to me, and i am exploring more about it by reading so many food blogs. And i really love to have sweet in all my meal, but i don't actually. But today i really feel like having some sweet, so found this awesome quinoa pudding in a blog. And found it to be so yummy. This is a very simple and easy recipe. I have done this milk payasam with sugar and also Jaggery both will turn out really well. I have done payasam with rice, vermicelli, Basmathi, Lentils but this is a new try. 

So i cooked the quinoa separately and then added with the jaggery syrup. To add some crunchiness i added cashew and Pistachios. Kids loved it and was so excited to see the small tiny balls in that. You can make it into a thick Pudding or thin one by adding milk. I made it thin so it will be easy to drink. Now lets see how to make it....!!

Quinoa Payasam

Cuisine : South Indian

Preparation Time : 20 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Course : Dessert / Sweet

Main Ingredients : Quinoa.

Ingredients :

Quinoa - 1 cups

Jaggery - 1 cup (Shredded)

Cashew - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 5 Tbsp

Milk (Optional) - 1/2 cup

Pistachios - 3 nos 

Cardamom - 2

Preparation :

Quinoa Payasam / Quinoa Pudding
  • In a sauce pan add 1.5 cups of water and turn on the heat. So it is like 1.5 cup for 1 cup of quinoa. Or you can follow the direction that is mentioned in the pack.
  • Take a sieve with very tiny holes and wash the quinoa in the running water. All the dirt should be washed, or you can wait till the water is running clearly
  • Now you can add to the pan,  It should be cooked well. Might be it will take like 15 mins approx. It will be nice and fluffy. Keep it aside.
  • Then in another pan, Add ghee and saute cashews.  Take them out of the pan. Keep it aside.
  • Now in the same pan add little water or till the jaggery is immersed and add the shredded jaggery and wait till it is fully mixed. Then with a strainer strain the syrup so if it has any dirt particles will be stuck t the strainer.
  • Now you can add the Quinoa to the jaggery syrup and cook for a while.  Then add the cardamom powder. Let the quinoa be cooked little more with the syrup. It will not turn mushy but will be nice and soft wait till then.
  • Now it is time to add milk to it. Cook it for few mins.
  • Now garnish with Cashews and sliced pistachios.

Serve it hot.

Serving per recipe - 2

Calories per serving - 250 approx

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