Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

Have you tried Vegetable Quinoa Pulao? Just like vegetable pulao, it is delicious and is a great way to work more veggies into your meals with quinoa - a healthier substitute for rice.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Easy Quinoa recipe, Under 30-minutes
Method Stovetop
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 298kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves or kadipatta kadipatta roughly 10-12 leaves
  • 4-5 cashews halved
  • 2 green chilies slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion chopped finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 cup assorted chopped vegetables carrots, peas, beans, corn, etc.
  • 1 cup truRoots whole grain quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • finely chopped cilantro / coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a medium sized wok and then add mustard seeds. As they begin to splutter add curry leaves, and cashews(if using). Fry them for a minute.
  • Add grated ginger along with onions. Fry the onions till they are translucent and then add quinoa, along with chopped vegetables, green chilies, salt, and sugar. Fry it for a minute or two. Add 2 cups of water and once the mixture comes to a boil, cover it.
  • Lower the gas and let the quinoa simmer for 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Take the lid off, add ghee and gently mix it in.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5345IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.2mg