I've been eating quinoa longer than most people I know knew how to pronounce it. Now that it's trendy, it's more expensive, but I still enjoy eating and sharing ideas for it. It really is almost the perfect grain for both taste and nutrition.
And while quinoa is not a staple of south Indian cooking, that's no reason not to pair its light nutty taste with the hot and tangy tamarind, coconut and spice flavors of the region. I will try almost anything with south Indian ingredients, for that matter! This dish combines quinoa, pumpkin, potato and peas with some of the classic south Indian flavors as well as some not-so-classic ingredients for a rich, hearty, zesty and flavorful side dish that nourishes not only the body but delights the soul.
|South Indian-Style Quinoa with Potato, Pumpkin and Tamarind|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on February 24, 2015
Quinoa, pumpkin, potato and peas tossed together with classic south Indian tamarind, coconut and spices
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Other quinoa recipes to try from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Quinoa Soup with Corn
Minted Tamari Quinoa and Cauliflower with Pine Nuts
Quinoa Dolmadakia (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes