Instant pot Quinoa upma

Quinoa is an healthy grain mainly due to its high protein and fiber content. We all love quinoa in our household and  usually buy it from here . I will always be in the look out of how to make our traditional  recipes more healthier. Usually when I make upma , I use cracked wheat instead of sooji ,since it is a more healthier version. Then I tried  Quinoa, but my husband and kids didn’t like it. So I mixed cracked wheat and quinoa but it took a lot of time to cook in the traditional pan method. As soon as my Instant Pot arrived, I wanted to try it .For people who dont know what an Instant pot is , it is an electric pressure cooker . You can make anything that you make on a normal pressure cooker but no baby sitting on number of whistles. There are lot more benefits to it, you can buy it from Amazon (Shop here)Here are the detailed steps to the recipe :

Ingredients :

Cracked wheat -1 cup

Quinoa – 1 cup

Onions – 2

Carrot -1 cup

Beans – 1 cup

For tadka : Mustard, urad dhall, channa dhall, hing, chillie, ginger ,curry leaves.

First set IP to saute mode



Then add oil and when oil is heated add all the ingredients under tadka , once mustard splutters add hing and then chopped onions




Add some salt at this stage and let onions become translucent. Then add chopped carrots and beans.

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Let carrots and onions fry a little then add 2 cups of water. Then add quinoa and cracked wheat to it. Make sure the water you add is just enough to soak all the ingredients like the pic below

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Now cancel saute mode and then change IP to Low pressure 15 minutes

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Then do natural release and you should see the upma like this

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