Paneer Quinoa

Paneer with Quinoa makes a delectable recipe. A perfect one for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Also try: Sweet Corn Quinoa.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Quinoa – 1/2 cup
  2. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 1/2 cup (cut into cubes)
  3. Onions – 1 medium (julienned)
  4. Capsicum – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  5. Tomatoes – 2 large (blend to a smooth paste)
  6. Ginger – 1 inch (grated)
  7. Garlic – 1 clove (grated)
  8. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Chilli Flakes – 1/2 tsp
  11. Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  14. Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Paneer Quinoa:

  1. Thoroughly rinse the quinoa and add to a saucepan along with the water. Bring it to boil, then turn the flame to low and cover. Cook until water is absorbed and quinoa is soft
  2. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Add onions, capsicum, ginger and garlic. Cook till onions are light golden brown
  3. Add tomato paste, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  4. Add paneer, cooked quinoa, chilli flakes and salt. Mix well and cook for 1-2 mins
  5. Turn off the flame. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well
  6. Your Paneer Quinoa is ready. Sprinkle some chilli flakes and serve hot.


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