Instant Pot Quinoa Pongal | Healthy Pongal in Instant Pot

 Instant Pot Quinoa Pongal | Healthy Pongal in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Quinoa Pongal | Healthy Pongal in Instant Pot


    • 1/2 cup moong dal / yellow lentils
    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 41/2 cup of water (1 : 3 water ratio)
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 3 tsp ghee
    • 3 green chilies
    • 2 tbsp minced ginger
    • Curry Leaves
    • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
    • little asafotida


Instant Pot Quinoa Pongal


    • Turn on saute mode, add moong dal - sauté for 2 minutes.  It will give nice aroma.
    • Transfer to the bowl, and add quinoa.  Wash and soak them together for 10 minutes.
    • Turn on saute mode, when it is hot add ghee, pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafotida, green chilies, minced ginger, and cashews.  Saute for a minute.
    • Add soaked and drained quinoa and dal - saute for 2 minutes
    • Add water and salt.  1 cup needs 3 cups of water.  Close the instant pot with sealing position.
    • Cancel saute mode, set high pressure for 8 minutes.
    • Open the lid after natural pressure release.  Mix them well.
    • Yummy Quinoa Pongal is ready, it can be served with Sambar and Chutney.
    • Here I used 6 QT DUO instant pot
    • Adjust water based on the consistency. 


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