Boil the sugar and water in a wide-bottomed pan without stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer, shaking the pan occasionally until a light brown caramel has formed. Add the vinegar, bring to the boil, season. Add the butter, melt in the pan on a low heat, shaking the pan occasionally. Add the chicory, fry for approx. 2 mins. on each side.
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cane sugar, turmeric and chilli flakes, toast for approx. 1 min. Add the lemon and salt, stir fry for approx. 2 mins., allow to cool a little.
Brown the quinoa in a hot pan for approx. 2 mins., stirring constantly, add the water and salt. Cover and simmer over a low heat for approx. 15 mins., drain well. Add the pistachios and masala, mix. Serve the quinoa with the chicory and lemon relish.