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High Protein Rice, Pulao & Biryani recipes


Last Updated : Nov 04,2019



प्रोटीन भरपुर व्यंजन चावल, पुलाव और बिरयानी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (High Protein Rice, Pulao & Biryani recipes in Hindi)
હાઇ પ્રોટીન ભાત, પુલાવ અને બિરયાની - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (High Protein Rice, Pulao & Biryani recipes in Gujarati)

High Protein Rice, Pulao & Biryani recipes

Need for Protein in our Body?

Protein plays a very crucial role in our body. They are known as the building blocks of the body. They are involved in almost all the functions of the body, which are linked to growth and managing wear and tear of body cells. You will be surprised to know that each and every cell and enzyme, linked to any body function, is made up of protein. Our bones also need a strong of protein to support our body. Thus a constant supply of protein is very much essential.

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Source of Protein

While it is generally acknowledged that non-vegetarian foods are the richest source of protein, there is no reason for vegetarians to worry, as there are a number of vegetarian foods like dairy foods, nuts, pulses, sprouts and a few cereals which are brimming with protein. You merely need to learn the art of cooking healthy with these ingredients and include them in enough quantities to make up for your daily protein needs. An adult man needs approximately 60 g of protein and an adult woman needs 55 g of protein per day, while a pregnant women needs 23 g of additional protein to meet the requirement of the growing fetus. Find out about Sources of Protein in detail.

Chana Dal and Cabbage TikkiChana Dal and Cabbage Tikki

High Protein Khichdi

Rice dishes are a meal by itself to many. This section comprises of high protein khichdi, most of which include a combination of a cereal with a pulse or a dal or addition of protein rich paneer to it. A horde of veggies have also been accommodated in these recipes to not miss out on important antioxidants which help our body form a strong immune system. Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi and Tarkari Khichdi are a few examples to support it.

Of course, not to forget sprouts. They are not only easier to digest but also one of the good source of protein. Try your hand at a khichdi using sprouts like Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi. Cooked with basic spices and tempered with aromatic, flavorful ingredients like cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorn and asafoetida, it’s a perfect one dish meal for dinner. With 207 calories, 10.5 g of protein and 4.4 g of fiber, this traditional Indian meal can help you enhance your protein intake. 

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea KhichdiBajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

Some cereals like jowar and bajra also abound in protein. You will be amazed to know that a serving of Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi yields around 7.3 g of protein. Apart from protein, this khichdi is a way adding a whole lot of antioxidants and fiber by way of veggies.

High Protein Pulao / Biryani

In any meal, main course are the most filling and important part of the meal. And the portion size of the main course is also more as compared to other course of the meal. So it would be a wise idea to gain some protein by way of pulaos and biryanis too.

Leave behind the plain rice and go in for a combo of rice with a pulse or dal to make up for your day’s requirement of protein. You can go in for Matki Pulao made using white rice. Alternatively replace the white rice with brown rice and go a step ahead in cooking healthy meals. Masoor Biryani and Kabuli Chana Biryani are classic examples of using brown rice. So next time you have an occasion, serve elegant nutritious protein rich rice delicacies.

Kabuli Chana BiryaniKabuli Chana Biryani

Apart from being protein rich, most of the recipes in this section have been cooked with limited quantity of fat and the spice level has been adjusted accordingly to suit ones palate.

A bowl of curd pairs well with most the recipes in this section. While transforming a khichdi or pulao into a one dish meals, it adds an additional dose of protein as well.

How To Make Curd Or Dahi At HomeHow To Make Curd Or Dahi At Home

A cup of curd gives 8.7 g of protein which is more than 10% of your RDA (Recommended Daily allowance) for protein. Here’s How To Make Curd Or Dahi At Home recipe with step by step photos.

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Kabuli Chana Biryani
Recipe# 5297
24 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kabuli Chana Biryani is a unique blend of rice and pulses. Saffron-tinged rice is layered with a tongue-tickling kabuli chana gravy, covered with foil, and baked for a while till the flavours meld to make an awesome one-dish meal. This dish is so delicious that you just need to serve it with ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal
Recipe# 35084
27 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Millets are wonder foods – our very own, local super foods! Apart from being treasure troves of nutrition, they all have some exclusive benefits too. If you take millets like bajra and nachni, they keep our system warm in the winters and help absorb nutrients and build muscle tissue. Here is a w ....
Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 38495
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A tasty One Dish Meals made of healthy jowar, the Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi is also quite exotic due to the choice of veggies used in it. Coloured capsicum and zucchini bring in not just colour but also a host of beneficial nutrients and antioxidan ....
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 5713
31 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Need an iron-boost? Go for this soothing Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi! Made of a wholesome combination of dal, rice and vegetables cooked with aromatic spices, this traditional khichdi gives several nutrients including a significant amount of iron per serving. Flavourful and nutritious, this sum ....
Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe, Vrat Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 33302
06 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this recipe and you know that faaral foods can be more sumptuous and often more flavourful than everyday meals! The garnish of sesame seeds and coriander is to this khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flav ....
Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice Recipe
Recipe# 42504
06 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants , broccoli is a nutri-dense veggie worth including in your everyday diet. Being
Mixed Sprouts Brown Rice, Healthy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 2988
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a sumptuous brown rice preparation punctuated with scrumptious sprouts, spring onions and other veggies, and flavoured elegantly with a few common spice powders. The combination of rice and sprouted legumes (matki) improves the
Paneer Mutter Biryani
Recipe# 22148
29 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer is a show-stealer! Undoubtedly one of my favorites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this Biryani a real delicacy. And roasted onions add a yummy touch to the brown rice. I have used low-fat milk to enhance its calcium and protein content, even while curbing the calories. To keep t ....
Tarkari Khichdi
Recipe# 22155
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this dish brims with Tarkari (vegetables) and the nutrients that they contain. To add to the goodness of vegetables, moong dal is also a rich source of protein, folic acid and zinc. An interesting combination of health and taste makes this dish a must-try!
Matki Pulao, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33250
12 Mar 09

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by Tarla Dalal
Matki pulao, this one is truly a protein treasure trove lined with the goodness of matki sprouts, this pulao is not only easy-to-digest but nutritious too. Try variations of this pulao by replacing matki with other sprouts. Serve with Rajasthani Pakoda Ka ....
Vegetable Biryani (1 Tsp Oil )
Recipe# 3580
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is known to be a rich and luxurious preparation of rice and vegetables. While it traditionally contains oodles of ghee and oil, you will realise upon trying this intelligent version that the same richness can be brought out through the intensity of the spices and quantity of vegetables, with ....
Palak Kofta Rice
Recipe# 39667
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Koftas add zing to the zero oil palak rice. Try making these soft and tasty koftas with low-fat paneer and palak. Not only palak, but low-fat paneer is also a health booster as it contains protein, calcium and vitamin A. Steaming the koftas instead of deep-frying not only slashes down the fat conten ....
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice
Recipe# 7468
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
Spicy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 3583
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A spicy rice delicacy, which makes a perfect main course on days when you find yourself a bit too busy to cook anything elaborate. All you have to do is temper the brown rice and sprouts with just a spoonful of oil, and let them pressure cook together while you complete other chores. The ....
Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi
Recipe# 33261
17 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi, is light on the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with an appropriate selection of spices. Moong dal and sprouts are a good source of protein, making this a very healthy and wholesome choice for ....
Soya and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 3084
02 May 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Fresh spices lend an irresistible aroma to this simple but sumptuous pulao, made with colourful veggies like carrots and green peas together with wholesome soya granules. The protein rich soya granules are semi-cooked before adding to the rest of the ingredients, so that they are completely cooked i ....
Handi Khichdi
Recipe# 22154
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is cooked in a traditional Indian deep iron pan called "handi". It is believed that cooking in iron utensils increases the iron content of food, however rice is also naturally rich in iron, so you can be double sure that this recipe will boost your haemoglobin levels. Marinating the vegeta ....
Stuffed Brinjal and Onion Khichdi ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22159
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another dish with a combination of stuffed vegetables and khichdi, which are mixed together and pressure cooked till done. You can use vegetables of your choice or whatever is available at home. Not only is this dish colourful and palatable, the horde of ingredients makes it nutritious too. Masoor d ....
Bharvan Baingan Khichdi
Recipe# 22157
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way to serve brinjal and khichadi! 'Bharvan' means stuffed, brinjal are stuffed with a spicy mixture of besan, coconut and spices. It not only adds spice to the otherwise bland khichadi but also perks up the flavour of the dish. Although slightly higher in calories a small portion of ....
Bohri Khichdi
Recipe# 22158
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Stylish, peppy khichdi! Layer the khichdi with a simple onion, curds and red paste gravy to make a tongue-tickling delicacy. Serve hot with low fat curds to enjoy a totally scrumptious meal. Toovar dal, milk and curds, most of the ingredients used in this dish brim with
Buckwheat, Moong and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 3506
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is light for the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. They often say soup is good for the soul, but I would say, "Khichdi is good for my soul". The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with the aromatic spices. Buckwheat is commonly called as kutto or kutti no daro. T ....
Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35066
18 Oct 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is one meal but multi-nutrient! it is packed with vitamins and proteins that are found in abundance in paneer, moong sprouts and dalia. The veggies, masala and curd ensure that you have a delicious, and healthy meal.
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