How to make Quinoa Poha -

Quinoa replaces poha in this delicious snack – served ideally at breakfast

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Quinoa, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Quinoa Poha

Quinoa Poha Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quinoa Poha Recipe

  • Quinoa 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Curry leaves 12-15

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Small potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into small cubes 2

  • Fresh coconut scraped to garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Boil 3 cups water in a non-stick deep bottom pan, add salt and quinoa, mix and cook till quinoa is done. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, and let them splutter. Add asafoetida, green chillies and curry leaves, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add onions, mix and sauté till golden brown. Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and potato, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the drained quinoa, mix well and lower the heat, cook for 2-3 minutes. Take it off the heat.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coconut and coriander sprig and serve hot.

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