clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Indian Style Spiced Quinoa & Edamame Stir-Fry

  • Author: Vasanti
  • Yield: Makes 1 large or 2 small servings 1x


  • 2 tbsp neutral cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 23 Thai or bird’s eye green chilies, thinly sliced (see Notes)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, fresh or frozen thawed
  • salt
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked (see this video for how to cook quinoa)
  • 45 sprigs of cilantro, chopped, for garnishing


  • Heat the oil in a medium wok or a deep sauté pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and the bay leaf and let them sizzle in the oil for 30 seconds. 
  • Throw in the sliced green chilies and chopped ginger and sauté for a minute till the raw flavor goes away. 
  • Add in the edamame, season with salt, sugar and garam masala. Give it a quick stir and then cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Toss in the cooked quinoa and stir well to combine. Take it off the heat after 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.

Keywords: North Indian Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Quinoa Recipes