Monday, June 7, 2010

Quinoa & Millet Soup with Cauliflower and Carrots

This is simple and satisfying Quinoa-Millet soup, flavored with ginger-garlic-cilantro and spiced up with green chilies. Cauliflower and carrots made it more appealing and enhanced nutrition,texture.

Ingredients :-
  • 1/4 Cup Millet - picked and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup Quinoa-picked and rinsed(check for tiny stones even it is pre-washed)
  • 1/2 Cup peanut size cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 Cup diced carrots
  • 1 Medium size onion - finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic - finely crushed
  • 1 inch piece of ginger - finely crushed
  • 3-4 Green chilies - finely chopped
  • 1/2 tspoon - turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tspoon - sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup - fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbspoon oil
  • 4-5 cups water
Method of making Quinoa Soup :-
  1. Heat 1 tbspoon oil in 3 quart heavy bottom pot. Add onions - Saute for 3-4 minutes on medium high heat until onions turn soft.
  2. Add crushed ginger,garlic and chopped green chilies,turmeric powder - Saute for one minute.
  3. Add rinsed Quinoa and Millet with 4 cups water. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes on medium high heat without lid. Do stir at interval.
  4. Now add cauliflower florets and diced carrots ,salt along with few chopped corriander leaves - Cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat..keep stirring at regular interval.
  5. Quinoa and Millet will absorb water so Soup/curry will thicken after 15 minutes..you may add little more water and bring your desired consistency. Add little sugar and remaining cilantro leaves. Cover it with lid and let it stay on stove for five minutes on very low heat.
  6. Serve warm in a bowl with dollop of butter or ghee.. or drizzle some olive oil. You may enjoy with rice and roti too.
Note :-
This recipe has lot of room for variations. You can use different combination of veggies,greens. Add some spice seasonings like cumin,ajwain,kalonji,black pepper...throw in more herbs..garnish with fresh grated coconut. Quinoa gets very well adapted with Indian style cooking.

3 comments:

Leena said...

Lovely nutritious and healthy soup!!!

Usha said...

:) Thanks Leena.

Apoorva Sai said...

Quinoa & Millet Soup with Cauliflower and Carrots recipe is good taste and excellent. Number of Soup recipes and every like these all recipes. Thank U.