Try this meal, to get a nutritional double whammy! Two super-foods quinoa and beets come together in a recipe that brings you an air-fried treat. 

Eating a healthy diet doesn’t always mean you have to compromise with the taste. If you are aiming to eat healthier, and are put off by the taste of healthy food, then think afresh. Use herbs, an air-fryer, and a combination of ingredients that dazzles.

Ditch those boiled veggies, and try-out something new. Try this utterly delicious recipe with a punch of superfood ingredients like quinoa and beetroot, guaranteed to boost your energy quotient!

Serves: 2

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for Kebabs

Spinach – half a bunch

Chana Dal – ½ cup, boiled

Peanuts – 3 tsp, roasted and pounded coarsely

Ginger – 1 tbsp, grated

Green Chillies –3, finely chopped

Salt – 1 tsp

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Turmeric – 12 tsp

Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Pepper – ¼ tsp

Rock salt – 1 tsp

Sweet Corn – 3 tbsp kernels

For the Beetroot Dip

Beetroot – 1 large, peeled and cubed

Garlic – 4 cloves

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt, to taste

For the Quinoa Salad

Quinoa: ½ cup

Cucumber – 2, cut into 3 inch pieces, pulp scooped out

Cucumber pulp – from 2 cucumbers, finely chopped

Spring onion – 1, finely chopped

Salt & pepper to taste

Method

  1. Toss the beetroot cubes in a oil, with a 1tsp of salt and red chilli powder. Place on a piece of aluminum foil and air-fry, till slightly cooked and some colour develops (160ºC for 20 minutes). Allow to cool. Grind the air-fried beets into a thick dip with garlic, using 2-3 tsp oil.
  2. Blanch the spinach. Remove from water, drain well and blend together with the boiled chanadal. Add garlic, ginger, green chillies, peanuts and all spices. Shape into patties, brush with oil and cook in the air fryer till crisp and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa in one cup water till tails start showing. Drain and allow to cool. Mix with cucumber pulp, onion and season.
  4. Fill the quinoa salad in the scooped out cucumber pieces.
  5. Assemble and serve with mint and green mango chutney, if desired.

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