Quinoa Rasam rice one pot recipe

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Quinoa Rasam rice one pot recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Soak Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People


  • Pressure cooker


  • 1 cup mixed quinoa
  • 1/2 cup red lentils / Masoor dal
  • Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 large clove Garlic
  • A few Curry leaves
  • 3 Ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / perungayam
  • 1 tsp Salt add to taste
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Rasam powder/ sambar powder
  • 5 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Ghee / butter optional
  • Fresh Corriander leaves for garnish


  • Wash quinoa and red lentils separately and soak red lentils alone for about 30 mins and keep aside.
  • Heat a pressure cooker on medium flame. Add oil, once hot add mustard seeds.
  • Allow the mustard seeds to crackle, then add cumin seeds, finely chopped garlic, curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes, asafoetida, turmeric powder and cook until the tomatoes are softened.
  • Next add tamarind paste , cook for 2 mins until a bit of tamarind raw flavour is gone. Add Rasam powder or sambar powder (available in Indian stores).
  • Add washed quinoa, soaked red lentils and salt and mix well.
  • Measure and add the water to the pressure pan and cover to pressure cook for 3- 4 whistles on medium flame.
  • Once the pressure is released, remove from the lid and gently mix it in.
  • Drizzle ghee and Corriander leaves , serve hot with your favourite side dish.
Keyword one pot recipes, Quinoa, Rasam rice