Quinoa Stew

I have chosen Bolivia as the country starting with B. Initially I had Brazil in mind but that didn't work out for me. But this quinoa stew was a way better choice for us, I think. 

The kids loved this soup and we finished all of it for lunch leaving just the comments and the 'oohs and aahs' for my husband who just gave a blank look in the evening after getting back from work :).

Quinoa Stew

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 
Quinoa 1/4 cup
Water 1 cup
Vegetable Stock 2 cups
Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp
Onions, chopped
Garlic, grated 2 cloves
Carrots, peeled and chopped 2 cups
Celery, chopped 1/2 cup
Bell Pepper, chopped 1/2 cup
*Garbanzo Beans / Kabuli Chana 1 cup (soaked overnight)
Tomato Puree (I used Pasta Sauce) 1/4 cup
Bay leaf 1
Salt as needed
Coriander-Cumin Powder 1-2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder or Cayenne pepper as needed
Oregano (I didn't add) as needed
Cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp
Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tbsp (I didn't add)

*Canned beans work well too

Quinoa Stew

Method Of Preparation -

In a pressure cooker or a Big Stock pot, heat oil and saute onions for about 4-5 minutes until they brown. Add the grated garlic and bay leaf and saute.

Add in the tomato puree, carrots, celery, bell pepper and garbanzo beans. Let the whole mixture cook for a few minutes.

Add in the quinoa, water and vegetable stock. Sprinkle salt as needed. Cover and cook for about 20 min. 

I used a pressure cooker and so I cooked for 2 hisses. Upon cooling, I added cilantro and served after squeezing some lime juice.


  1. This is a filling and a wholesome soup.

  2. Suma Gandlur Says:
  3. That's one healthy and wholesome soup, Harini. I love quinoa and am trying to make my husband like it as well. :)

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. That's quite a hearty stew!..very nice choice..

  6. Pavani Says:
  7. Such a healthy & comforting soup.

  8. You picked a healthy and flavorful recipe. Nice one dish meal.

  9. Such a healthy and filling stew !

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Healthy and very comforting soup nice one..

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Such a super filling and comforting soup, prefect for quinoa lovers like me.

  14. You have made a perfect choice and if kids approve of a dish it surely has to be fantastic.

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. wow stew with quinoa really sounds very interesting dear :)Such an mouthwatering stew , I wud love to finish the bowl .. you have tempted me !!

  17. poor hubby couldn't get to try this yummy looking soup :(

  18. ohh dear ...poor hubby missed this wonderful treat

  19. Padmajha Says:
  20. Healthy, delicious and filling soup! Sad that ur hubby missed it...

  21. Haha! Poor fellow! You didn't leave some for him?? The soup loks so good and i love love love the last picture

  22. Archana Says:
  23. Poor hubby he did not get this delicious soup. Love the simplicity of the dish.

  24. Very filling soup. I have never cooked with quinoa as it is very costly in India. Need to try it some day...

  25. Unknown Says:
  26. Very comforting & hearty stew. Love the of the dish & the flavors too..

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