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Honey-Roasted Chai-Spiced Breakfast Quinoa / www.quichentell.com

Honey Roasted Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Quiche 'n' Tell
A chai scented,sweet quinoa dish perfect for breakfast on a cold winter's morning
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 3


  • 180 g quinoa
  • 340 ml water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp honey
  • 7-10 almonds blanched and sliced
  • For the chai spice mix
  • 3 tsps fennel seed
  • 1.5 tsp powdered dry ginger
  • 5 green cardamom pods peeled
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns


  • Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under a tap, put it in a pan with double the amount of water and salt and cook in a bowl covered and placed inside pressure cooker for 10 minutes on high or until the whistle goes off.
  • Turn off the stove, let the pressure cool and remove the quinoa. Fluff lightly with a fork to loosen the kernels.
  • Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan on medium heat and tumble in the cooked quinoa, stir and roast for 2 minutes.
  • Drizzle the honey over and roast further for 3-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle 2-3 tsps of the chai spice mix and the slivered almonds into the quinoa. Cook for a minute more and serve warm with fresh figs or fruit of your choice.