Vegan Quinoa Mudajjara

Quinoa Mujaddara

A variation of Mujaddara, a mediterranean dish with a twist. Rice has been substituted with quinoa, which is way healthier than rice due to it’s high protein,fibre, iron and calcium.


  • Brown Lentils-1/2 cup
  • Quinoa-1/4 cup
  • Red onion-1 small – finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp;
  • Cinnamon stick-1 inch
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves-1 strand(optional)
  • Sea salt-to taste
  • Rice bran oil-1 tbsp


  • Soak lentils for 2 hours in hot water and boil the lentils with no/very less salt. Keep it aside
  • Boil quinoa separately (2.5 water:1 quinoa – Bring water to boil before adding quinoa to it). Add it to lentils. Mix them together and add bit of sea salt.
  • In a sauce pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds & cinnamon stick, and after 5 seconds, add the chopped onions, coriander powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and fry them. If you feel oil is too less for onions, add more oil/add salt and sprinkle water to brown them.
  • Once the onions turn brown, add the boiled quinoa and lentils , salt and saute them until you reach the right consistency. ( you will know when it starts to stick to the pan).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves

Serves:2 people


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