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Iron Rich Rice , Pulao & Biryani recipes

Last Updated : Sep 01,2018

Pulses like moong, masoor, chana etc. and some cereals like jowar, bajra, bulgur wheat are a source of iron to rely upon. Make them a part of your cooking while making rice delicacies and stand a chance to increase your haemoglobin levels. Explore a whole lot of pulaos, biryanis and khichdis in the form of Masoor Biryani, Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi, Fada ni Khichdi, Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi etc.

To enhance the iron content of the pulses further by 20 to 30%, sprout the pulses and use them to make these rice dishes. We have shared recipes like Mixed Sprouts and Vegetable Pulao and Sprouts and Methi Rice, but you can use your imaginations and add a handful of sprouts to any khichdi or pulao to boost its iron content.

Most of the recipes in this section are one dish meals, so you need not spare any extra time to make other accompaniments.

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Mixed Sprouts Brown Rice, Healthy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 2988
31 May 18

 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
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!
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
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 ....
Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 38495
02 Sep 15

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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 ....
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 ....
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 5713
10 Oct 14

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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 ....
Brinjal Rice (  Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22144
16 Jul 18

by Tarla Dalal
Brinjal has a unique flavour that is enhanced by the masala used in this dish. Grind the masala fresh every time, for that tantalizing aroma! Brinjal is rich in both calcium and folic acid, making this dish a nutritional treat too! The Brinjal cook fast, so cook it for just one whistle to avoid over ....
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 35084
18 Oct 10

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
Corn Palak Pulao
Recipe# 5710
10 Oct 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious and healthy, this is a dish that will win many a young heart with its mouthwatering combination of ingredients and attractive appearance! Tried and tested, the combination of corn and spinach works in almost any recipe thanks to their complementary colours, textures and flavours. This iron ....
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 ....
Bulgur Wheat and Matki Pulao
Recipe# 3505
22 Dec 16

by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous and simple dish is enlivened with the addition of vegetables and sprouts. Sprouting not only enhances the nutritive value of foods but also makes them easier to digest. It is really easy to make sprouts at home - simply soak the matki in water for 6 to 8 hours and then wrap them i ....
Handi Khichdi
Recipe# 22154
30 Mar 18

 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 ....
Buckwheat, Moong and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 3506
20 Aug 11

 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 ....
Hara Bhara Subz Pulao
Recipe# 22145
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of veggies add colour and flavour to this hot and spicy dish. Brown rice is a storehouse of various nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A and iron, and when combined with fibre-rich veggies and a herby green paste, it makes a wholesome and delicious treat. When you have tried thi ....
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.
Sprouts and Methi Rice
Recipe# 38440
10 Oct 14

 by Tarla Dalal
In a rush? You still need healthy food to stay energetic! How about preparing this super tasty Sprouts and Methi Rice one-dish meal that you can have right away or even take along in your dabba? The blend of brown rice with mixed sprouts, fenugreek leaves and spices makes this a tasteful dish brimmi ....
Jalfrazie Layered Brown Rice (zero Oil, Low Calorie and Diabetic)
Recipe# 22152
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jalfrazie is a combination of veggies flavoured with a sweet and sour gravy. The usp of this recipe however is the brown rice. Since it is not milled, its outer covering or bran that is rich in fibre is kept intact, making it a healthy and diabetic-friendly ingredient. It is good for weight-watchers ....
Mixed Sprouts and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 31079
01 Jul 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need to pep you up after a hectic day! obviously, it is very easy and quick to make. But if you do have some time on your hands and wish to further enhance its taste, let the mix marinate for at least 30 minutes before pressure cooking. A balanced one-dish meal that provides you all th ....
Masoor Biryani ( Zero Oil Dal-chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22147
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakti, which is very important to build hemoglobin levels and ward off fatigue and tiredness. Make this basic brown in advance to save on time and efforts. I have added apricots and raisins to the masoor masala to make it more interesting.
Kambu Sadam
Recipe# 42524
09 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
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Age-old wisdom passed down the ages, Kambu Sadham is a healthy main course recipe of South India. Many a grandparent claims it to be the secret of their good health! Indeed, a substitute for rice, the Kambu Sadham is
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