Quinoa Chocolate Mug Brownie


So I am back home to Bangalore. Like every time, I am back with some amazing memories with my family and friends, lots of promises made about keeping in touch and visiting at leisure, a reasonable break from mother chores of feeding and putting the daughter to sleep, suitcases bursting at their seams thanks to my shopping excesses and very tired legs thanks to all the meeting and shopping. Finally, after so many years, I am at peace with the fact that Bombay is no longer home and I am a guest here after all.


Today’s dish is a quick microwave mug cake. I never bought a microwave but always end up getting on my kitchen counter thanks to the house owners. I use it rarely and that is when I am sleepy and tired and need a quick fix. This brownie worked perfectly for my ‘cranky after a flight’ daughter and me. It tasted warm and fudgy which, in the cool and rainy Bangalore weather, seems like a blessing.

Protein – Quinoa

Recipe from here

Serves 1


Quinoa flour              1/4 cup

Sugar                           1/4 cup

Cocoa powder            2 tbsp

Oil                                 2 tbsp

Milk/ Water                2 tbsp

Pinch of salt


  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug
  • Add the oil and milk to form a dough
  • Microwave for 1 minute and check to see if it is done i.e. springy on top and gooey inside. Else microwave for another 20 seconds
  • Enjoy!


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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Srivalli Jetti says:

    That surely looks yum Sowmya…glad you had a great trip..that’s a strange feeling right, the feeling of no longer being attached to a place and thinking about it with fond memories yet no longer feel it as home..glad Bangalore is making you feel at home..

  2. I guess all us girls go through the feeling the place we grew up and loved is loved but no longer our home.
    Glad you had a good time.
    How did you make the flour? I will love this quick fix.

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    I feel the same whenever i go to mom’s place, its not our home we are just guests there, and this mug brownie looks absolutely sinful.

  4. Looks totally addictive ,please pass me that mug..

  5. I still have some quinoa flour. Will definitely try this. Great idea to include in baking.

  6. Sapana says:

    It seems like a day of MW recipes. The addition of quinoa makes this mug brownie a healthy treat.

  7. Mayuri Patel says:

    After a few years of marriage, mum and dad’s home is not home for us, in spite them telling us it is. Home is where hubby and kids are. Interesting and healthy mug cake.

  8. Simply Tadka says:

    Wow.. looks tasty and delicious

  9. That mug of brownie is rather killing , I am still kind of in bed .. and don’t like to eat much , but surely this brownie is pulling me , sounds interesting with quinoa .

  10. ruchi indu says:

    brownie with quinoa. Very interesting and inviting

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