Upma is a part and parcel of South Indian breakfast and there are many who love this dish!Though I am not a huge fan of upma, I can have it when there is no other option for breakfast. To make an upma with Quinoa was on my list for a long time and thus was born this Quinoa Capsicum Upma Recipe.

This upma was used as a filling in the Quinoa Roti Wrap Recipe that I made as a part of the A- Z Indian flatbread series last month.

If you are interested in making upma with non traditional ingredients try out this Pasta upma and vegetable bread upma.


Step by step method to prepare Quinoa Capsicum Upma Recipe

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard,cumin, broken red chilies and curry leaves.Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add onion,grated ginger and garlic and saute till the onion turns soft. Put in the capsicum.

Saute for a minute.Let the capsicum retain the crunch.Add cooked quinoa and salt.Mix everything together and cook for 2 minutes on low flame for the flavors to blend.

Serve.

5 from 4 votes
Quinoa Capsicum Upma

A simple and filling upma recipe with loads of bell pepper / capsicum

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup Colored capsicum,each
  • 1 number Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon each Grated Ginger and garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Channa dal
  • 1 number Red chili ,broken
  • Curry leaves- a few
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard,cumin,channa dal, broken red chilies and curry leaves.

  2. Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add onion,grated ginger and garlic and saute till the onion turns soft. Put in the capsicum.

  3. Saute for a minute.Let the capsicum retain the crunch.Add cooked quinoa and salt.Mix everything together and cook for 2 minutes on low flame for teh flavors to blend.Remove from pan and let it cool.

  4. Serve as such / with a side of your choice

Recipe Notes
  • You can add other vegetables as well.Carrot, beans and peas are best suited.
  • Masala powders like pav bhaji masala, sambar powder will give a twist of taste to the upma.

 

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9 thoughts on “Quinoa Capsicum Upma Recipe”

  1. such a healthy meal with quinoa. We call it as pulao. It taste great. I have realized making quinoa with Indian style makes it finger licking food.

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