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Lemon Quinoa Indian Style - Instant Pot

With simple ingredients, Lemon Quinoa would be one of the easiest quinoa recipes you'll ever try.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 228kcal




  • In the ‘saute’ setting, add a few teaspoons of oil to the inner pot.
  • As the oil heats up, add peanuts and saute until they start to turn crispy.
  • Add cumin seeds and sauté them until they start to sizzle.
  • Add grated ginger, chopped green chilies, and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Now, add the rinsed quinoa, salt to taste and turmeric powder.
  • Add water in the right proportion as noted in the ingredients list. Stir well.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot and turn the steam release handle to the “sealing” position. Press the manual/pressure cooking setting and set the time for 2 minutes.
  • As the timer expires, use the natural release to let the pressure settle and then open the lid.
  • Add lemon juice and cilantro. And mix well and it is ready to serve.
  • Lemon Quinoa is ready to serve!


The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg