Spicy Indian Chickpea and Quinoa Pulao: absolutely delicious, easy and healthy twist to a traditional rice pulao recipe. This recipe is power packed with nutrients and made using sprouted quinoa-rice blend along with chickpeas and vegetables. We made this ‘Spicy Indian Chickpea and Quinoa Pulao’ for Friday night potluck dinner and it was an instant hit. Once every month, we do potluck dinner with friends and this time I wanted to take something really healthy and hearty as we have all been binging on lots of snacks since last few days (thanks to game season). So, all I did was, replace the regular rice in the traditional pulao/pilaf recipe with TruRoots Sprouted Rice and Quinoa Blends, and it was actually loved by everyone and we came back home with no-leftovers 🙂 This is not the first time that I had used these blends, as I’m a fan of TruRoots products (I bought mine from Target) and keep adding their products in our everyday meal. Infact, we have tried a lot of their products like spouted green lentils, red quinoa, chia seeds, sprouted quinoa and much more. I love the fact that they are an organic brand with so many varieties to choose from that you can replace any grain or lentil in your traditional recipes to add that healthy pin/flavors.
I have actually been experimenting a lot with their sprouted blends and it fits perfectly in this recipe. You can call it a blend between traditional and modern healthy cuisine as you get the same delicious flavors of the traditional pulao but with the added benefit of quinoa+rice blend. Also, as chickpeas are high in proteins, fiber and low in fat, this makes an extremely healthy meal and a great option for a quick lunch. I’ve also replaced regular water with vegetable stock to make it even more flavorful, however, you can just add water and the pulao is going to taste great.
So, before you go ahead and make this recipe, take advantage of the ‘Target CartWheel Offer on Tru Roots Products‘ ! I did stock up on my favorite TruRoots products using the same offer.This ‘Spicy Indian Chickpea and Quinoa Pulao’ also makes a great office lunch as they are absolutely easy to pack and taste as good once reheated.