Looking for a respite from the long Eid weekend binge? Try these light on the tummy yet delicious to the palate recipes using QUINOA, courtesy @indiagatericemena
🥘Chicken Quinoa Biryani
Ingredients 👩🍳 :
1 medium chicken cut into 8 pieces
1.5 cups quinoa
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2cardamom pods, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 whole cloves(spices for cooking the quinoa) 2 onions thinly sliced For the Marinade: 1.5 cups plain yogurt 1/4 cup olive oil 2 whole cardamom pods 1 whole cinnamon stick 2 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (whole or ground) 2 teaspoons sea salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 1-2 green chilli peppers, seeds removed and chopped (optional) 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice fresh cilantro and mint, chopped
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and add the chicken. Cover and leave in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
In a large pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa with the salt and “spices for cooking the quinoa” and cook for about 7 minutes, until the quinoa is half way cooked. Strain the water from the quinoa.
Sauté the onions in butter until lightly brown.
In a large heavy-bottomed pot, put the chicken with all its marinade in the bottom. Add half of the quinoa.
Sprinkle some chopped coriander/mint leaves and the sautéed onions. Then add the remaining quinoa.
Cover the dish tightly and cook for 5 minutes on high heat, then 15 minutes on medium heat. Continue cooking on low heat until chicken is cooked through (about 10 more minutes).
Serve with your choice of garnishing with coriander leaves or fried onion slices.
@indiagatericemena has shared more delicious recipes for
– Mediterranean Pomegranate & Quinoa Salad with Mango Salsa & Olives
– Tandoori mushrooms with quinoa
– Curry Quinoa & Chickpeas Buddha Bowl
– Quinoa hazelnut Laddoos
Go to www.yogalifedigital.com under Nourish and check them out!
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