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Vegetable Quinoa Waffles is a perfect lunch box idea for kids. They turn out crunchy and so flavorful. These are versatile as you can enjoy them instead of burgers or serve them along with a salad. They are healthy and contain lots of veggies. You can easily cook them in a waffle maker in less time. Serve them as an appetizer for your holiday parties such as Diwali or Christmas as well.
Vegetable Quinoa Waffles are rich in nutrients as quinoa is high in antioxidants. They are high in fiber and also contains protein. Quinoa and vegetables both contains vitamins and minerals and these are extremely healthy. We are cooking them in minimum oil in a waffle maker to add on to the health benefits.
My husband is not a fan of Quinoa and this is how I came up with these waffles. I wanted him to try Quinoa in a different form and these waffles were approved by him. They are flavored with mint and they can easily be made in a waffle maker.
How to make Vegetable Quinoa Waffles?
Cook the quinoa as per instructions and make sure they are fluffy using a fork. I used Tri Color Quinoa but you can choose any.
Grind green chilies, mint leaves, lime juice and black salt into a coarse paste. You can use red chili instead. Make sure the paste is coarse and not too watery.
Take fresh or frozen vegetables and grind them into a coarse mixture in a food processor. You can finely chop fresh vegetables and use them instead. Cook the vegetables in 1 tsp of oil to squeeze the water out. If you are short on time then squeeze the water out using a towel.
In a bowl add cooked quinoa, green chili mint paste, vegetable mixture, breadcrumbs, salt and chopped cilantro
Mix it together and form patties and use more bread crumbs as needed for binding. If the vegetables were cooked it may not require more breadcrumbs
Grease the waffle maker with oil on both sides
Cook the patties in a waffle maker till crispy on both sides. It took me about 15 minutes for 4 waffles in a multi waffle maker. Flip them mid way to make sure they are cooked evenly. Every waffle maker varies so the cooking time may vary depending on the waffle maker being used
Let the waffle air out for 5 minutes and serve it along with ketchup or green chutney
You can add these waffles to sandwiches, replace burger patty with these waffles or serve them along with salads
Vegetable Quinoa waffles
- 3/4 th cup dry quinoa
- 3/4 th cup bread crumbs
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- Salt as needed
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp black salt
- 8-10 green chilies adjust as per desired spice
- 2 tablespoon cup Ketchup
- 2 tablespoon cilantro chili Chutney
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- Cook the quinoa as per instructions and make sure they are fluffy using a fork
- Grind green chilies, mint leaves, lime juice and black salt into a coarse paste
- Take fresh or frozen vegetables and grind them into a coarse mixture and squeeze the water out
- In a bowl add cooked quinoa, green chili mint paste, vegetable mixture, breadcrumbs, salt and chopped cilantro
- Mix all the ingredients and form patties and use more bread crumbs as needed for binding
- Grease the waffle maker with oil
- Cook the patties in a waffle maker till crispy on both sides. It took me about 15 minutes for 4 waffles in a multi waffle maker
- Let the waffle air for 5 minutes and serve it along with ketchup or green chutney
- You can replace burger patty with these or can make a sandwich or add them to salad
Mini Waffle Maker, Food Processor, Mini Grinder, Sauce Pan
Can store them at Room temperature or you can also freeze the 1/2 cooked patties and save them for later use
Serve it along with chutney or ketchup and you can also stuff this in pita pockets or use it as a burger patty
You can skip the green chilies and use red chili powder to reduce the spice level. You can make a cilantro green chili paste instead of mint. The breadcrumbs can be replaced by all purpose flour.
Let the waffles air out for 5 minutes before serving or packing them for lunch boxes. Pack them in a foil wrap so they can stay crispy and warm.
Cook the waffles 8 minutes on one side and flip them midway and cook for 8 additional minutes. Add extra bread crumbs to help with binding.
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