Gluten-free Quinoa ‘sabudana kichidi’ minus too much starch

Sabudana kichidi is an usual Indian brekky made out of Sago, yeah the starchy tapioca thingy. I could live just eating that for the reminder of my life 🙂 There is nothing but starch in it. Tried to make it with quinoa. Same taste but loads of good stuff could go into it. This is a healthy version packed with spinach, green peas – not the traditional one 🙂 Manu, who is a family friend of ours (happens to me my student as well-No I don’t give him extra marks :P) loved it 🙂 He wanted the recipe, I thought I would give it to the world 🙂

You need

  • Cooked quinoa-1 cup
  • 1/2 potato boiled and broken into bits
  • Spinach and green peas a handful each
  • Groundnut coarsed ground-1.5 tbsp
  • Coconut grated-1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Green chili-1
  • Juice from lemon-1-2 Tbsp (optional)
  • Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp oil


  • In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, once they pop, add green chili, potato, little salt, turmeric, fry for a couple of mins, add spinach and green peas, wait until peas are cooked
  • Add cooked quinoa, salt, mix them all well, add grated coconut, ground groundnuts, salt, toss them together until they come together.
  • Remove off heat and add lemon (optional)
  • Yum 🙂 Potato with quinoa is heaven on plate. If you take spinach and green peas off, its close to the traditional recipe.


Tofu sprouts and lentils salad

I made Vietnamese rice paper rolls, and had leftovers from the filling. Mixed them all together and had it for dinner as a salad

Ingredients for Salsa

  • Cucumber-julienne- 1 handful
  • Snowpea sprout leaves, Sprouts-a handfull together
  • Boiled lentils-a handful 
  • Tofu-1 handful (Julienne them and fry with Mexican taco seasoning in 1tsp oil)
  • Onion-1/4 chopped length-wise
  • Lemon juice- few drops as a dressing
  • Salt-to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together and salad is ready to be tucked in 🙂



Serves:2 people

Healthy Falafel & Sprouts Salad

Healthy Falafel & Sprouts Salad


  • Falafel-3(microwaved) – to remove excess oil, squueze it in a paper towel and crumble it.
  • Cherry tomatoes-7/8
  • Baby corn-4
  • Cucumber-cubed-1/4
  • Mixed sprouts-2 handfuls
  • Baby spinach-a handful-cut
  • salt-to taste


  • Toss them all together with a bit of salt. You don’t need any dressing cos falafel has spices that makes this salad tasty.

Serves:2 people

 P.S: Premade Falafels can be purchased from supermarkets. Look in the health food isle/vegan isle.