How to make Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa -

A perfect one meal dish – cold cucumber soup served with spicy quinoa.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), Quinoa

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Soups

Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa

Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa Recipe

  • Cucumber peeled and chopped 4 medium

  • Quinoa 1 cup

  • Olive oil to drizzle + 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 6-8

  • Ginger finely chopped ½ inch piece

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh parsley chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sour cream ½ cup

  • Yogurt ¼ cup

  • Fresh mint (pudina) chopped ¼ cup

  • Curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add the cumin powder, garlic, ginger, lemon juice. Sauté till raw flavor of the garlic and ginger goes away.

Step 2

Add parsley, quinoa, salt mix well and cook for two to three minutes or till the mixture is dry. Transfer in a bowl and set aside to cool down.

Step 3

Blend the cucumbers with sour cream, yogurt, remaining parsley, mint, curry powder to a smooth paste.

Step 4

Transfer in a serving bowl. Top with quinoa mixture, drizzle oil and serve chilled garnished with mint sprigs.

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