Quinoa Khicadi: The Superfood

    We’ve all grown up reading and hearing about comic superheroes – Superman, Spiderman and the like. The allure of these superheroes was mainly in the fact that they had super powers that regular people like us didn’t have, and they could be counted upon to save the day. And this is precisely why some foods have the elite status of being a ‘superfood’, they have magical powers that regular foods don’t have! Superfoods – what are they? Now, even though you hear the word ‘superfood’ a lot, it does not really have any official medical definition (being like superman hardly qualifies as a definition!). However the Oxford dictionary defines superfood as a ‘nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being’. In a nutshell, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses and are understood to improve one’s general health and wellbeing, preventing the onset of lifestyle diseases as well as slowing the ageing process.

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    • Ingredients ½ cup quinoa ¼ cup mix of Chana dal, moong dal and toor dal 1 table spoon Ghee ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ tea spoon mustard seeds 7-8 curry leaves 2 whole red chillies ½ teaspoon turmeric


    1. Preparation Rinse Quinoa with water Heat ghee in a pressure cooker Put cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilies Sauté it till the times it starts giving aroma Add Quinoa and mixture of dal Add 2 cups of water Add turmeric Add salt to taste Cook for 8-10 mins Healthy and complete nutrition loaded khichdi is ready


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