To begin making the Vegetable Quinoa Upma, we will first have to wash and cook the quinoa separately in 1 ½ cup water with salt , till soft on low heat(FOR ABOUT 8-10 minutes). keep aside.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add mustard seeds, channa dal,red chilli and allow it to crackle and roast until the channa dal turns golden brown.
Next add in the curry leaves and asafoetida, peeled peanuts,cashewnuts,raisin and ginger .
Stir in cooked vegetables of choice for a few minutes.
Cover the pan and simmer for about 3 minutes until all the ingredients come together and the flavors come well into the dry Quinoa.
Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste. Turn off the heat. Add lemon juice if required.
we can garnish prepared upma with fruits of choice,as i garnished with apple leaf and coriander leaves..