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Iron Rich Rice , Pulao & Biryani recipes
Last Updated : Apr 09,2018
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.
31 May 18
Mixed Sprouts Brown Rice, Healthy Sprouts Pulao 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
23 Mar 13
Tarkari Khichdi 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!
31 May 18
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi 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 ....
12 Apr 15
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe) 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 ....
02 Sep 15
Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi 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 ....
23 Mar 13
Palak Kofta Rice 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 ....
18 Oct 10
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) 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.
10 Oct 14
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi 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 ....
23 Mar 13
Brinjal Rice ( Zero Oil Recipe ) 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 ....
18 Oct 10
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe) 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 ....
10 Oct 14
Corn Palak Pulao 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 ....
26 Nov 12
Spicy Sprouts Pulao 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.
22 Dec 16
Bulgur Wheat and Matki Pulao 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 ....
30 Mar 18
Handi Khichdi 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 ....
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