How to make Quinoa Upma with Mushrooms

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : White Quinoa, Coconut milk (नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Quinoa Upma with Mushrooms

Quinoa Upma with Mushrooms 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 : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 2

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quinoa Upma with Mushrooms Recipe

  • White Quinoa crushed 1 cup

  • Coconut milk 1 1/2 cup

  • Chopped Ginger 1 tablespoon

  • Finely Chopped Green Chilli 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin Seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard Seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry Leaves 5 - 6

  • Crushed Black Pepper to taste

  • Finely sliced Shallots 8 - 10 tablespoons

  • Turmeric Powder / Fresh turmeric paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vegetable Stock 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • For Mushroom Mixture :

  • Coconut oil 1 tablespoon

  • Shallots 5 - 6

  • Curry Leaves 4 - 5

  • Chopped Ginger 1 teaspoon

  • Sliced Button Mushroom 1 cup

  • Oyster Mushroom 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Chopped Coriander 1 tablespoon

  • Chopped Coriander 2 tablespoons

  • For Garnish :

  • Toasted Appalam as required

  • Red Yellow & Green Bell Pepper Juliennes as required

  • Coriander leaves 1 sprig


Step 1

In pan heat oil; add chopped ginger, chopped shallots, finely chopped green chilli, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds. Further finely chop curry leaves and add.

Step 2

Add the crushed black pepper powder, quinoa, turmeric powder, vegetable stock, coconut milk, salt and let it cook on slow flame.

Step 3

To prepare mushroom mixture chop shallots. Heat oil in a pan; add curry leaves, chopped ginger, sliced button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, salt, chopped coriander, butter and mix well.

Step 4

Remove the upma on a plate and set it. Add the prepared mushroom mixture on top.

Step 5

Garnish with appalam, bell pepper juliennes, and coriander. Serve hot

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