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4.84 from 25 votes

Curried Quinoa Sweet Potato Spinach

A heart warming Quinoa recipe which makes a wholesome meal in a jiffy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: lunch/ dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Khushboo


  • 2 tablespoon Avocado oil/ cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped or 1 teaspoon paste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 /2 teaspoon cayenne pepper / paprika
  • 1 big sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 11/2 cups vegetable broth / water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Generous squeeze of fresh lemon
  • 2 cups chopped Spinach


  • Switch on Instant Pot on sautee mode.
  • Add in oil.
  • Once warm add in the onions and sautee for 2 minutes until translucent.
  • Add in the ginger garlic , Quinoa and spices . Toast it for 3-4 minutes. This brings out the nutty flavor. 
  • Throw in the Sweet potatoes, Spinach , veg stock/water.
  • Stir once.
  • Press cancel on the IP.
  • Put on the lid with valve turned to sealing position.
  • Press Manual High 2 minutes.
  • Natural pressure release (NPR)
  • Taste test and adjust spices to your taste if needed.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Serve warm or cold.


I have used TruRoots Organic Sprouted Quinoa Trio. 
If you are not using pre rinsed quinoa do rinse it well before cooking.
You can cook quinoa on the stove top open pan by following the instructions on the package or stovetop pressure cooker .
IP makes life easier .
Add in or leave the spices to your preference.
You may add desired greens to substitute Spinach.
You may double the recipe if desired.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6015IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.2mg