Instant Pot Lemon Quinoa (South Indian Style)

Here’s a pleasant interpretation of the conventional south Indian Lemon Rice-this Lemon Quinoa has similar flavors as the rice yet is more healthy and protein-stuffed!

Quinoa is something I have developed to like throughout the long term. From the outset, I wasn’t a fan however then I built up the sense of taste for it and now I appreciate it in different structures.

Sarvesh then again is as yet not a fan. Notwithstanding, presently he eats it when I blend – in certain flavors with the quinoa.

Like this Mexican Quinoa, Quinoa Khichdi, or this Lemon Quinoa.

This Lemon Quinoa is another manner by which I appreciate quinoa nowadays! It requires not many fixings and is not difficult to make in the Instant Pot.

Since the time I have had my IP, I have never truly cooked quinoa on the burner.

South Indian style Lemon Quinoa

✔ is enhanced with curry leaves, ginger, lemon squeeze, and heaps of peanuts!

✔ is veggie lover and without gluten.

✔ can be had for breakfast or lunch.

✔ served at room temperature making it ideal for lunchboxes or picnics.

I flavor this quinoa precisely similarly that I make my lemon rice.

Trading rice with quinoa makes the dish protein-pressed and healthy.

While testing this formula, I didn’t need quinoa to be soft by any means. Along these lines, I originally tried this formula with 1 cup quinoa to 1.25 cups (10 oz) water.

The subsequent quinoa was wonderful with each grain independent. Nonetheless, as it chilled off, it turned out to be marginally on the drier side.

Thus, next time I added 1.5 cups of water (12 oz) and it ended up awesome. At the point when I opened the cover, the grains looked stayed together. In any case, as it chilled off, it got awesome and not soft by any means.

I energetically suggest going with 1.5 cups since it will remain better that way even the following day.

Serving Suggestions

This lemon quinoa is best served at room temperature. I for the most part eat it with pickle as an afterthought. You can likewise eat it with chutney.

This is one of those plans that you can make instantly, the planning time is just similar to 5 minutes, the pressing factor cooker does the greater part of the work here.

On the off chance that you are searching for better approaches to season quinoa, check this formula out. It’s simple, healthy and the lemon flavor makes it ideal for summer!


1-Rinse the quinoa utilizing a sifter briefly. This is significant and helps eliminate the sharpness. Put it in a safe spot.

2-Press the saute catch on the Instant Pot. When the pot is hot, add the oil and afterward add the mustard seeds.

Allow the seeds to pop, and afterward, add the chana dal and urad dal. Cook for 30 seconds or so until the dal begins evolving shading.

3-Add the Hing and afterward the green bean stew slashed ginger and curry leaves. Cook for 30 seconds or something like that. At that point add the washed quinoa to the pot.

4-Add the turmeric and salt. Throw to join.

5-Add water and mix.

6-Close the pot with the top. Press the manual or pressing factor cook catch and cook on high pressing factor for 2 minutes with the pressing factor valve in the fixing position. Allow the strain to deliver normally.

7-Open the pot and cushion the quinoa with a fork. Allow it to chill off and afterward add the lemon juice.

8-Stir in the broiled peanuts.

Serve South Indian Lemon Quinoa at room temperature with pickle as an afterthought.

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