Quinoa Mushroom Cutlets

    Its very good to include different healthy food in your menu, right? Well i was so interested and also very much excited learning about Quinoa from friends and about its health benefits. I was all excited when i bought Quinoa all set to include it in our regular diet. Least did i know that it would taste so plain, and i just didn't like that it was so flavorless on its own. But i did give it a try to include in our menu by making different varieties possible.

Once i got to test try a sample food from the shop Traders Joe which had Red Quinoa in it and i loved the taste. It was just amazing and i came back home buying a small pack of Red Quinoa. I tried out making this Cutlet in my own way and i am so happy that it turned out to be a success. We loved it, but i still need to make it more healthy, make be ill bake it next time instead of deep frying it..

Red Quinoa and Mushroom Cutlets

1/2 cup Red Quinoa
4-5 Mushrooms ( chopped )
3 Potatoes ( boiled , peeled and smashed)
1 Onion ( chopped )
2 Green Chilies chopped
1" Ginger chopped
4-5 Garlic chopped

1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

1 -2 cups Bread Crumbs
1-2 Egg whites beaten
Salt to taste
Curry leaves ( chopped )


Cook Quinoa in 1 cup water until water all evaporated,or refer package instructions, do not over cook.
Heat oil in a pan and add Ginger + Garlic + Green Chili + Onions + Curry leaves and saute for a min.
Add in the Spice powders + Mushrooms and saute in high for 1 - 2 mins, take off from heat.
Add in quinoa + potatoes sprinkle salt as needed, and mix while still hot.
Once cooled mix with hand and divide it into small balls and flatten it.
Dip in egg and then coat in bread crumbs, deep fry it in oil, until golden brown in colour.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.


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