I have bookmarked this dish long back and this dish is an own creation of the The Minimalist Vegan. Actually while going through the recipe i found that she created this dish with our Indian flavors. Obviously how can i give up instead of that, i immediately bookmarked this gluten free dish. With garam masala, ginger, chilly powder, the spiced quinoa tastes absolutely aromatic and delicious. However the original recipe used green bellpepper to bring more flavour to this dish which i replaced with cubed zucchini. Also the original recipe went for grilling the eggplant slices and i prepared them in frying in pan. Apart from it, i followed the dish to the ‘T”.Trust me you wont miss bellpepper in this dish, yes our Indian spices gives an excellent zing to this dish and we loved it to the core. Am planning to make the same style of spiced quinoa to stuff some bellpeppers very soon. Give a try to this incredible dish gals, am sure you will fell in love with this dish.
3 medium size Eggplants (sliced lengthwise)
1/2 cup Quinoa
1no Onion (chopped)
1tsp Garam masala
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Grated ginger
1/2tsp Chilly powder
1/2cup Zucchini/Bellpepper (diced)
Salt for seasoning
Parsley leaves or coriander leaves (optional)
Wash thoroughly the quinoa and cook in enough water with salt. Once the quinoa gets well cooked, strain them with a fine strainer and keep aside.
Meanwhile heat 2tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and saute until they turns transculent.
Now add the grated ginger, cook for few minutes, add the cubed zucchini or cubed bellpepper and saute for few minutes.
Add the garam masala, turmeric powder, chilly powder and cook until the vegetables gets well coated with the spices.
Now add the cooked quinoa and toss everything gently. Keep aside and let them cool.
Heat a pan with enough oil, drop the eggplant slices one by one and pan fry them until they turns golden brown or well cooked.
Once the eggplant slices are done, add 1 or 2 tablespoon of cooked quinoa at the bottom of the eggplant slice and roll them tightly.
Continue the same process with the remaining eggplant sides.
Serve it with some hummus or else with a spicy sauce.