24 October 2014

Quinoa pilaf with broccoli,red bell pepper & scrambled egg


 The king of my life (my better 1/2) and the queen of all grains (Quinoa) are ruling my house these days and I am the humble daasi/servant at their service .Oh,by the way the name of our kingdom is "Kingdom of health and well-being".Must say,my highness king and queen are playing a vital role in making sure we all keep ourselves in pink of our health.My king ordered me to show my creativity on his queen,Maadaame Quinoa.As generous and obedient as I am ,I humbly obliged !!

Earlier I decorated Madamme quinoa with the goodness of raw papaya and red potato and today ,I decorated her with the greeny Broccoli and red-y bell pepper with a sprinkle of scrambled egg .Look at her -how appetizing she looks! Did I say,how impressed my king was ? I got double promotion as the CEO of the royaaal kitchen !! Oh wow..what a destiny !! Confused


Hail king P & Queen Q !!

Quinoa with broccoli,red bell pepper & scrambled egg


Quinoa - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Onion(medium size),sliced - 1 no.
Green Chillies,slit - 3-4 nos.
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Tomato(medium),chopped - 1 no.
Mixed vegetable (I used frozen peas,corn,beans,carrots),boiled-1 cup
Red ball pepper,julienned- 1 cup
Broccoli florets - 1cup
Cloves- 2 no.(optional)
Cardamom - 2 nos.(optional)
Cinnamon-2 nos.(optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Shan Biryani Masala- 1 tablespoon
 Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee - 1-2 tablespoons

Scrambled Egg
Egg - 3-4 nos
Salt & pepper -1/4 teaspoon
Cheese - 1/4 cup (optional)


  1. Rinse the quinoa under tap water and put it in a saucepan with water and little salt.
  2. Put that saucepan on the stove and allow it to boil on high heat.
  3. Once it reaches the boiling point,reduce the fame to medium-low,cover it and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes until all the water is absorbed and grains become translucent with a spiral tail.
  4. Put off the stove.Let it stand covered for another 5 minutes to make sure it absorbs any moisture left.If there is any water left do drain it well.
  5. Fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.(Click to see -How to make perfect Quinoa in 15 minutes )
  6. Boil broccoli florets until just tender.Keep it aside.
  7. Heat a pan with little oil ,add the red ball pepper and saute for a minute,then cover it and on low flame allow it get cooked.Once cooked well ,add broccoli florets to it and sprinkle little turmeric powder & red chilli powder ,saute everything well and keep it aside.
  8. Heat another pan/kadai with oil ,add the cloves,cardamom & cinnamon to it .Saute for a minute.
  9. Add the onion slices and green chillies to it and saute them until onions become translucent.
  10. Add the ginger-garlic to it and stir until its raw flavor is gone.
  11. Add the chopped tomatoes ,turmeric powder,chilli powder and biryani masala to it.Mix well.Stir well.Low the flame.Cover it to make the tomatoes soft and mixed well with all the powders.
  12. Once tomatoes are soft & mushy,remove the cover,add the boiled mixed vegetables, followed by cooked Quinoa to it and mix well.
  13. Finally add the fried ball pepper and broccoli  to it and mix everything well.
  14. Add the salt as needed.
  15. Beat eggs,salt,pepper and cheese well .
  16. Heat a pan with oil on high flame.Put a few drops of water on to it,if it sizzles the pan is ready for preparing egg.
  17. Reduce the heat to low-medium.
  18. Pour the beaten egg and using the pan handle just swirl the pan so that egg mixture coats the entire pan well.
  19. Once it starts cooking,using a spatula keep on scraping the egg mixture until it gets scrambled and cooked well.
  20. Add this to the quinoa pilaf.Mix well.
  21. Quinoa Pilaf with broccoli ,bell pepper and scrambled eggs is ready to serve.


Gotta go,have to prepare the next menu ..you know with what ..right ..

Eat,love,live deliciously,

P.S.: Incase you missed it Quinoa Pilaf with raw papaya & red potato