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Quinoa is gaining a lot of popularity among most blogs. It is super healthy and as I had already mentioned I love to substitute it for ric...

Quinoa Puliodharai

Quinoa is gaining a lot of popularity among most blogs. It is super healthy and as I had already mentioned I love to substitute it for rice. I have posted quinoa with yogurt here and an Indianized quinoa salad here over the years. I have used quinoa in most varietes of rice and I must agree that it tastes awesome with puliodharai mix. I use 777 brand or MTR or a combination of both the brands in making quinoa puliodharai. It completely masks any smell that most people think quinoa has and keeps the taste perfect. So for all those who are always looking out for news recipes with quinoa, this one is sure to impress you.


Measuring Cups and Spoons


Cooked Quinoa - 1 cup (1/3 cup quinoa cooked with 1 cup water)
Puodhari Mix MTR's or 777- 3 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Asafoetida - a few shakes
Raw Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Curry Leaves - a few


1. In a wok add some oil and when it warms up add asafoetida and curry leaves.

2. Add peanuts and roast it.

3. Turn out the heat and add puliodharai mix and mix it well.

4. Add the cooked quinoa and mix well and serve hot.


  1. Peanuts look gigantic infront of quinoa granules....love puliyodarai...this sounds nice n yumm

  2. Wonderful,looking quinoa puliyodharai,lovely idea!

  3. Omg, such a droolworthy puliodharai,cant wait to try..

  4. never tried quinoa..but am really tempted to after seeing it being substituted for so many indian dishes..this one sounds so good..

  5. Thanks for the great recipe! I really want to include more grains in my cooking this year, and this looks perfect.

  6. delicious dear,very healthy recipe...

  7. Love quinoa as a rice substitute!!

  8. This looks absolutely fabulous. I'm sure it tastes great too.


  9. this sounds so good and healthy too...quinoa is a super food and using for pulidharai is very innovative

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  10. Oh, this looks so delicious and different from anything I have already tried with quinoa. I am not familiar with puliodharai mix, but I will look for it so I can try kicking my quinoa Indian style.

  11. That's a lovely idea. Visiting your blog after so long. Hope all is well with you:)

  12. Very innovative recipe..Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hi,
    this is my first time here and got a very new dish, even i never heard about it.This looks delicious and wonderful!
    Looks interesting. What do you serve it with? Or is it a dish on its own?

  14. Hi,

    You can have this with some raita. I have the book that you have published. I purchased it from Nandalala Seva Samithi's function at L.A. I was told that you were Mr. Sriram's friend. Thank you for your stopped by my blog.