Indian Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Ingredients:-

  • 60g quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kitchen King masala
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced

Toppings:-

  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 5 cubes paneer
  • 8-10 green beans, steamed
  • 1/2 carrot, grated
  • 6-7 cashews
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Almond Korma Sauce:-

  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked
  • 7-8 cashews
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 medium slices ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Kitchen King masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preparation:-
Quinoa:

  1. Cook the quinoa
  2. Place double the amount of water and the quinoa in a pot to boil
  3. Add the Kitchen King Masala, salt and minced garlic
  4. Let the water come to boil and then lower the heat to cook until all the water absorbs itself into the grains.
  5. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid for another 10 minutes or so
  6. Remove the lid and stir to fluff with a fork

Almond Korma Sauce:

  1. In a separate pan, prepare the sauce
  2. Sauté the ginger, garlic, chilli in a tsp of oil
  3. Add in the rest of the spices and sauté for about 4-5 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and let cool
  5. Put this spice mix with almonds and cashews into a blender and crush to make a sauce
  6. Add a few spoons of water if necessary to smoothen out

Assemble:

  1. With a silicon brush, spread some oil in the same pan
  2. Turn the flame on high and grill the paneer with a slight sprinkle of salt on one side of the pan
  3. Once done, remove from the pan
  4. To assemble, fill your bowl with the quinoa
  5. Then arrange all the toppings on top, followed by the sauce
  6. Serve with papad and some yogurt

Recipe Credits:- http://kitchentherapy.in/recipe/quinoa-buddha-bowl/

About Kamini:-

For Kamini, food is synonymous with the word ‘life’. She has dabbled in various careers and professions (law, author, journalist), but the one thing that remains constant by her is her love for food and her travails in the kitchen. Having lived in a number of cities with a full gastronomic life, which felt missing when she finally settled down in India with her parents, it took her to the kitchen to bring back her life and help her settle into a new place. Thus, Kitchen Therapy was borne – a platform for expression with food.

Her cooking style is uncomplicated and healthy, with Middle Eastern and South East Asian influences from her globetrotting days.
Kamini is a Corporate Communications Consultant by day, writer by night and a wannabe domestic goddess on the weekends!

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