Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

Last month I bought Instant pot and I am trying dishes everyday using Instant Pot. Every day I fall more and more in love with this pot. I love how quickly it cooks so many things like Khichdi, Chhole Masala, Kheer, Dal, Cake and many more. I have planned sharing many such recipes using Instant Pot in coming days. Here is first one – Vegetable Quinoa Pulao / Pilaf. It’s a complete and a healthy meal.

 Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa is a complete protein and it contains heart-healthy fats, a good amount of fiber and folic acid. It’s a great source of minerals too. Along with Quinoa, I have used different veggies like carrots, bell pepper, mushroom and corn which are great source of fiber and vitamins.


Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

I got to know about Quinoa only after shifting to USA and my first dish which I made was a Quinoa Dosa. It was a big hit. And after that I decided to try many dishes out of Quinoa. So today I am Sharing one of my families favorite dish Vegetable Quinoa Pulao. It is very delicious, healthy and perfect meal.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

Serve this Vegetable Quinoa Pulao with a side of Cucumber Raita and you have a super healthy, super quick and soul Satisfying meal even on the days when you feel lazy to cook.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

You can make this Pulao in pressure cooker or in pan too. Below at the end of the recipe, I will be sharing all the options.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

Serves 4 to 5 people

Ingredients

Quinoa – 1 cup

Onion chopped – 1 cup

Corn – 1 cup

Chopped carrots – 1 cup

Chopped mushroom – 1 cup

Bell Pepper chopped – 1 cup

Grated Ginger-garlic – 1 tbsp

Oil – 3 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chili powder – 1 tbsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Water – 1 and 1/2 cup

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Cilantro for garnishing

Video Recipe Of Making Vegetable Quinoa Pulao In Instant Pot

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Direction

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao/Pilaf in Instant Pot

1. Heat oil in the Instant Pot and put it in saute mode.

2. Add cumin seeds. let it splutter. Add grated ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.

4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.

5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.

6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it into the sauted veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.

7. Secure the lid. Change Instant Pot setting to rice mode with vent closed.

8. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.

9. Open the lid, fluff them up with fork.

10. Add lemon juice and cilantro.

11. Serve hot with Cucumber Raita.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao in Pressure Cooker

1. Heat oil in the Pressure cooker.

2. Add cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add grated ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.

4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.

5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.

6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it into the sauted veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.

7. Cover the lid. Pressure cook this for 2 whistles.

8. Let the pressure cooker cools down completely.

9. Open the lid, fluff them up with fork.

10. Add lemon juice and cilantro.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao In a Pan

1. Heat oil in a pan.

2. Add cumin seeds. let it splutter. Now add grated ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.

4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.

5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.

6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it into the sauted veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.

7. Cover the pan with lid. Let it cook for about 10 minutes over medium to high heat. Stir occasionally.

8. Open the lid, fluff them up with fork.

9. Add lemon juice and cilantro.

10. Enjoy Quinoa Pulao with Raita.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao

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Vegetable Quinoa Pulao
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Vegetable Quinoa Pulao / Pilaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

So today I am Sharing one of my families favorite dish Vegetable Quinoa Pulao. It is very delicious, healthy and perfect meal.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Dhwani Mehta
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 cup Corn
  • 1 cup Chopped carrot
  • 1 cup Chopped Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger-garlic
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsbp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Cilantro for garnishing
Instructions
Vegetable Quinoa Pulao/Pilaf in Instant Pot
  1. Add oil to the Instant Pot and put it in saute mode.

  2. Add cumin seeds. let it splutter. Add grated ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

  3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.

  4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.

  5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.

  6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it into the sauted veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.

  7. Secure the lid. Change Instant Pot setting to rice mode with vent closed.

  8. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.

  9. Open the lid, fluff them up with fork.

  10. Add lemon juice and cilantro. 

  11. Serve hot with Cucumber Raita.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao in Pressure Cooker
  1. Heat oil in the Pressure cooker.

  2. Add cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add grated ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

  3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.

  4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.

  5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.

  6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it into the sauted veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.

  7. Secure the lid. Pressure cook this for 2 whistles.

  8. Let the pressure cooker cools down completely.

  9. Open the lid, fluff them up with fork.

  10. Add lemon juice and cilantro.

Vegetable Quinoa Pulao In a Pan
  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Add cumin seeds. let it splutter. Add grated ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

  3. Now add onion, saute it for a minute.

  4. Add carrot, corn, bell pepper and mushroom. Season vegetable with salt and Saute for a minute.

  5. Now add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a minute.

  6. Wash the quinoa properly and add it into the sauted veggie mixture. Cook for a minute and add water.

  7. Cover the pan with lid. Let it cook for about 10 minutes over medium to high heat. Stir occasionally.

  8. Open the lid, fluff them up with fork.

  9. Add lemon juice and cilantro.

  10. Enjoy Quinoa Pulao with Raita.

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Vegetable Quinoa Pulao


18 comments

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  1. shreyatiwari13
    shreyatiwari13 9 August, 2017, 11:10

    This is healthy and absolutely yummy!! An IP never sounded so good to me! 🙂

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  2. aish das-padihari
    aish das-padihari 9 August, 2017, 11:11

    I love quinoa and I can eat it everyday. The pulao looks delicious. I will give the pulao version a try.

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  3. Aanchal
    Aanchal 9 August, 2017, 11:37

    Love Quinoa in every form. Your version looks colorful and delicious.

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  4. Lathiya
    Lathiya 9 August, 2017, 12:28

    I haven’t liked quinoa,but your pictures make me tempting to have..

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  5. Afroz
    Afroz 9 August, 2017, 13:18

    I keep looking for quinoa as recently i have introduced it in our diet. Thank for sharing 🙂

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  6. Soniya
    Soniya 9 August, 2017, 19:19

    I love cooking with quinoa and I am I search of new recipe .. this is my next try 😉 love it!

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  7. Sushma
    Sushma 9 August, 2017, 19:21

    I must say your pictures look so tempting these days.. absolutely love it.. And I am also loving the thought of making these simple and easy recipes that you are sharing day after day.. great job

    Reply this comment
  8. francesca
    francesca 10 August, 2017, 00:44

    WOW, this dish looks positively awesome! I can almost already smell all the great spices… Do you think I can substitut fresh ginger with powdered one? I’d really like to make this for lunch today 🙂

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 10 August, 2017, 07:26

      Thanks Francesca.
      Yes dear you can substitute fresh Ginger with Powdered one. Use 1/2 tsp. 🙂
      I am sure you’ll love this healthy dish.
      Thanks for stopping by. <3

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  9. Jagruti
    Jagruti 10 August, 2017, 03:00

    We love quinoa and I often make pulao for my lunch, sadly never went up on my blog as I always finish it too quickly:) yours looks so tempting.

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  10. Shubha
    Shubha 10 August, 2017, 06:49

    Yummy wholesome dish..loved it:)

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  11. Freda
    Freda 12 August, 2017, 12:27

    This a healthy and wholesome dish! It looks delicious 🙂

    Reply this comment
  12. Natalie
    Natalie 1 September, 2017, 15:59

    What is meant by tablespoon of grated ginger garlic?
    Is that a tablespoon of each…?

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 2 September, 2017, 11:56

      Hi Natalie!!
      1 tbsp Ginger-garlic means 1/2 tbsp ginger and 1/2 tbsp garlic. Sorry for the confusion.
      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  13. hfz
    hfz 16 November, 2017, 11:22

    How many minutes on rice setting in the instant pot?

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 16 November, 2017, 11:38

      Hello,
      Rice button, time never changes if you tweak the recipe. Time and pressure is by default. Hope this helps.

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  14. akoo
    akoo 8 December, 2017, 17:39

    I made this dish couple of time but it turned out great today, this is awesome ! Thank you Dhwani for sharing recipe, I and my kids loved it. 🙂

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