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Mint Quinoa Pulao
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Mint-Flavored Quinoa Pulao

Mint-flavoured quinoa pulao with chick peas, endamame and indian cottage cheese. A perfect nutritios one pot meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Entree, Everyday Recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Hindu, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Quinoa Pulao
Servings: 4
Calories: 519kcal


Protein source:

  • 2/3 cup Quinoa Washed
  • 1 cup Chickpeas dry and then washed and soaked
  • 1.5 cup Edamame shelled
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese Paneer – 1 cup chopped in small cubes (for dairy free version use Tofu)

Mint flavored green paste:

  • 100 g Mint leaves 2 small bunches
  • 100 g Cilantro 1 small bunch
  • 10 g Green chillies 4 or 5
  • 25 g Ginger 1 inch piece


  • 110 g Onion 1 medium size sliced
  • 100 g Cauliflower florets – 1 cup
  • 90 g Broccoli florets – 1 cup
  • 125 g Carrots 2 medium size sliced
  • 150 g Peppers 1 cup mix color




  • First of all cook quinoa till it is 3/4 done and keep it aside.
  • Boil chickpeas al dente, we don’t want mushy chickpeas keep it aside.
  • Steam edamame pods shell them and keep it aside.
  • Take all the ingredients for green paste and run into a blender and keep it aside.


  • Heat some oil in a wide open pan, add hing and cumin seeds wait till seeds cracked.Mint-Flavored Protein Packed Quinoa Pulao Enhance Your Palate
    Hing and cumin sees being roasted in oil for quinoa pulao
  • Add sliced onions and fry it for 2-3 minutes.
    Sliced onions being sautéed for mint quinoa pulao
  • Following that add cauliflower and broccoli florets cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat.
    Cauliflower and broccoli florets added to pan
  • After that add carrots, mix peppers, edamame and mix everything.
    All vegetable mixed and being sautéed for quinoa pulao
  • Sprinkle all the spices and give it a good stir.
    All the spices added to the sautéed vegetable in the pan for quinoa pulao
  • Now add green paste.
    Mint cilantro green paste being added to quinoa pulao
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
    Vegetables being sautéed before addition of quinoa
  • After that add chickpeas and paneer, again mix everything.
    Paneer cubes being added to Mint Quinoa Pulao
  • Finally, add quinoa mix, cover, switch off the heat and leave it for 10-15 minutes and let the steam work on absorbing all the flavors into the dish.
    Mint Quinoa Pulao
  • Before serving sprinkle some lemon juice and enjoy.


It is very yummy by itself since it is full of flavors. Suggest paring with some yogurt, however, it tastes best accompanied by kadhi and papad.


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 1585mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8449IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 8mg