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Turmeric Lemon Quinoa

The traditional Southern Indian favorite Lemon Rice is given a more wholesome twist with this Turmeric Lemon Quinoa. Ready in a jiffy and so tasty too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 454kcal
Author Manju



  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil, switch off heat and cover and keep for 15 mins, till all the water is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds to it. Once they splutter, add the peanuts and cashew nuts. Roast till they turn slightly brown.
  • Add the asafetida, urad dal , chilies and curry leaves. Give it a quick stir. 
  • Switch off heat and add the turmeric powder immediately. Add the salt too and mix well, till the raw smell of turmeric goes away.
  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork and add to the spice mixture. Mix well. 
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over it and toss well. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 191.3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 5mg