Quinoa Rajma


  • 0.5 Cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • 0.25 cup Uncooked Rajma
  • Green chillies – 1 or 2
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cloves
  • Rajma Masala
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Cumin – 1/4 tsp


  • Cook Quinoa as per cooking instructions. (Quinoa: water = 1:1 ratio).
  • Once cooked and cooled down, fluff it with a fork.
  • In a pan, add oil. Once the oil is heated add cumin, green chillies,Bay leaves,Cinnamon Stick and Cloves. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add Chopped onion and Tomatoes (Even tomato puree can be used.).
  • Saute for 6-7 minutes after adding salt as needed.
  • Now add the cooked Rajma.(To cook Rajma, first soak it in water for 5-6 hours and then pressure cook for 3 whistles or till they get soft. When you press a cooked Rajma bean between thumb and forefinger it should be soft and easily squished.)
  • Then add Rajma Masala and adjust the salt and spice.
  • Now when there is no more water left in the gravy add cooked Quinoa.Simmer the stove and close the lid. Let it steam for 4-5 minutes. Turn off the stove and then it is ready to be served.

Healthy additions/substitutes/other alternatives

  • Add more veggies of your choice.
  • Can be served with Sour cream drizzled on top.
  • Pipe the avocado dip on top. To make the avocado dip…blend Avocado,Jalapenos,Salt and coriander.
  • Sprinkle with chopped coriander or kasuri methi (dried fenugreek)

Nutrition Facts

Quinoa Rajma

This recipe serves 2.

Each serving = (Total Nutrition/2)

  • Carbs: 40 gm
  • Fiber:  10 gm
  • Net Carbs : 30 gm
  • Protein: 10.5 gm



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