Lemon Quinoa (South Indian Style) | Lunch Recipe

Here’s a fun take on the traditional south Indian Lemon Rice- this Lemon Quinoa has the same flavors as the rice but is more wholesome and protein-packed. Quinoa is pre cooked and tempered with mustard seeds, lentils, curry leaves, turmeric. Fresh Lemon juice makes it slightly tangy, further enhancing its taste and giving it a distinctive flavor. Vegan, Gluten-Free.

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah or ke-NO-ah) is often described as a “superfood” or a “supergrain,” is not actually a grain, but a seed. It grows from a plant in the goosefoot family and is considered very healthy – it contains all nine essential amino acids and is a great source of protein. There are many types of quinoa available in the market, most popular being creamy white, red, and black. They open up to release little white curls (like a tail) as they soften.For day-to-day cooking white quinoa is my favorite. I use white quinoa as a rice replacement in many recipes as its texture is super light and fluffy. I mostly use red or black quinoa in salads.

Lemon Quinoa

Ingredients :
Cooked quinoa – 2 cups
Chana dal & Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp each
Dried red chilli – 2
Green chilli – 2
Roasted cashews & peanuts – 1/4 cup each
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dried curry leaves – 6
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Juice of one lemon
Himalayan pink salt to taste
Few fresh coriander leaves

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds allow them crackle.
  2. Add chana and urad dal. Roast them until light golden. Now add curry leaves with green chilli and dried red chilli. Saute for a minute.
  3. Lower the heat and add salt with turmeric. Mix them well and add cooked quinoa.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes and then lemon juice. Cover it for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes add fresh chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot.
Lunch Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Tea | No Sugar Tea | Healthy Tea Recipe | Fruit Tea

Are you looking for a way to jazz up your next cup of tea? This fruit infused tea recipe will hit the spot :). The general idea is to steep pieces of aromatic fruit with your regular tea. Blueberry Lemon Tea is an easy to make refreshing drink perfect for a relaxing lunch date with friends. Fresh blueberry, lemon zest and water is all you need to create this simple refreshing tea recipe.

Blueberry Lemon Tea

I have been a tea lover for years. Sharing adrak wali chai with my NaniMaa & Maa over parle – g biscuits have always been some of my favorite memories.  There is just something about a nice cup of hot tea that brings back a sense of nostalgia and a sense of charm to any occasion.  Tea is sort of like a warm hug in my opinion and is nice shared with friends or just time alone reading a good book and tucking in for the night.

No Sugar Tea

Most fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients, but blueberries are having a moment. Some say they’re the secret to glowing skin, others label them a “superfood.” But just how good can one tiny berry be? Blueberry fruit has powerful antioxidants, which drastically reduces the bad cholesterol level in the human body. In addition, it enhances the smooth blood flow in the arteries. Blueberries have about 25 different anthocyanins, making them the king of berries.

Fresh Blueberries

Ingredients : (For 2 cups)
Water – 3 cups
Blueberry – 1/2 (1/4 cup each cup )
Fresh lemon zest – 1/4 tsp

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Method :

  1. Heat water in a pan and let it boil.
  2. Add blueberry with lemon zest and crush with a potato masher. Let it boil for 8 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Then filter tea and enjoy. Fresh fruit tea.
No Sugar Fruit Tea