Paneer Quinoa

Since I am trying new dishes with quinoa then one has to be with Paneer. I added chili flakes which gave it a spicy flavor and came out quite well.

Also try: Sweet Corn Quinoa.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

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

Servings: 1-2


  1. Quinoa – 1/2 cup (rinsed)
  2. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 1/2 cup (cut in cubes)
  3. Onions – 1 medium (julienned)
  4. Capsicum – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  5. Tomatoes – 2 small to medium (puree)
  6. Ginger – 1 inch (grated or crushed)
  7. Garlic – 1 clove (grated or crushed)
  8. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Chili Flakes – 1/2 tsp
  11. Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
  14. Olive Oil – 3 tbsp (you can use any other oil as well)
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: – 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Paneer Quinoa:

  1. Add water and quinoa in a saucepan. Bring it to boil. Cover and cook on low flame till water is absorbed and quinoa is soft
  2. While quinoa is boiling heat oil in a pan. Add onions and capsicum. Saute
  3. Add ginger and garlic. Saute till onions are golden brown
  4. Add tomato puree and spices – coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  5. Add paneer cubes, quinoa, chili flakes and salt. Mix well and cook for 1-2 mins
  6. Turn off the flame. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well
  7. Your Paneer Quinoa is ready. Sprinkle a little chili flakes and serve hot.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramyarecipes says:

    Healthy and nutrition meal, nice share 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tasty and Healthy recipe. Full of nutritional benefits

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Indeed. Thank you 🙂


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