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Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani recipes
Last Updated : Jul 20,2018
Rice, pulao or khichdi is one of the most versatile dish in most parts of India. But due to the high carbohydrate content and glycemic index, white rice is best avoided. However weight watchers do not despair. In this section we bring to you healthy options to white rice to enjoy your favourite comfort food. Try making these delicacies using –
· Brown rice
· Bulgur wheat
· Whole Wheat
· Whole Moong
And along with these ingredients do not forget to control the amount of fat used and toss in loads of veggies for that much needed fiber which aids in weight loss.
Try recipes like Fada ni Khichdi, Cabbage Pulao, Buckwheat Moong and Vegetable Khichdi, Barley Khichdi, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi and so on. Remember to enjoy them in small portions occasionally preferably for lunch than dinner.
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 Jun 18
Paneer Mutter Biryani 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 ....
25 May 18
Sprouts Pulao ( Low Cal) by Tarla Dalal
Mildly spiced brown rice, to which sprouts and veggies have been added, is garnished with mint, to enhance its flavours. Sprouting pulses leads to the production of enzyme called "amylase" which helps in enhancing the process of digestion. The pulses when combined with any other cereal like rice, as ....
11 Nov 08
Barley Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.
An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
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 ....
Vegetable Biryani (1 Tsp Oil ) 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 ....
Cabbage Pulao by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty rice delicacy, which we put together especially for those who love south Indian
The Cabbage Pulao is tempered with the traditional South Indian
combination of mustard seeds and urad dal, along wi ....
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.
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice 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 ....
Oats Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
A garlic-infused khichdi that is sure to draw you to the table! With fibre-rich oats and protein-rich moong dal, this low-glycemic index meal is ideal for weight watchers too. Interestingly, this easy-to-make Oats Khichdi makes use of minimal ingredients, as garlic and green chillies do the flavouri ....
21 Jul 18
Green Peas and Mint Pulao by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful blend of minimal but well-matched ingredients like mint, peas and brown rice together with flavour boosters like green chillies, onions and garlic, results in a delectable Green Peas and Mint Pulao that throws you into a tizzy. Brown rice and green peas are rich in fibre, which binds an ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil) 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.
Masoor Dal with Rice by Tarla Dalal
The protein contained in rice and dal complement each other to give a higher quality protein which is the corner stone of our nutritious meal. Be sure not to rinse the rice more than required to remove the dirt since excess washing will result in loss of vitamins.
Masala Bhaat (1 Tsp Oil) by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bhaat is a sumptuous meal of brown rice, perked up with sautéed veggies and an appetizing dry masala made of simple spices, readily available in your kitchen. A traditional recipe, minimal ingredients, a simple procedure and just a teaspoon of oil is all it takes to create this homely and sat ....
Moong Sprouts, Tomato and Spinach Rice by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite with South Indians, Tomato Rice is a spicy and tangy rice preparation that is ideal to pack in lunch boxes! An exciting modification of the traditional recipe, the Moong Sprouts, Tomato and Spinach Rice is made with minimal oil to prevent excess fats. Brown rice, moong sprouts ....
23 Mar 13
Brown Rice ( Zero Oil Dal Chawal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
You can substitute white rice with brown rice while making delicious pulaos and biryanis, to benefit from its added nutrient and fibre content. Here is how you can cook brown rice on an open flame. While pressure cooking is a bit faster, cooking on an open flame gives you greater control over the te ....
23 Mar 13
Mexican Rice ( Zero Oil Dal and Chawal) by Tarla Dalal
The use of vibrant red chilli flakes, mealy kidney beans, peppy capsicum and pungent garlic make the Mexican character of this dish very clear indeed. This rice delicacy is made without oil, and using brown rice instead of white to enhance the fibre content. Moreover, lots of fibre-rich and nutritio ....
Buckwheat, Moong and Vegetable Khichdi 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 ....
Masoor Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Bring rice and fibre-rich masoor together to create a low-cholesterol but infinitely tasty biryani. A special masala, and a thoughtful method of preparation make the masoor biryani a grand fare despite using minimal fat and avoiding unhealthy cooking techniques. You will love the outcome.
20 Aug 09
Tava Sprouts Pulao ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Tava sprouts pulao, the famous tava rice has been given a healthy makeover – i’ve added a sprout which makes it rich in protein, iron, zinc and fibre. Veggies spiced with pav bhaji masala add just the right touch of flavour!
Healthy Lemon Rice by Tarla Dalal
This dish is ideal for the summer. Keep in mind the fact that the lemon juice has to be added judiciously to suit your palate so that you do not end up with a "khatta" or bland rice. I enjoy this dish with rasam or just a bowl of salad. The lemon in the rice aids in the absorption of iron in your bo ....
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