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Low Cholesterol Rice , Pulao & Biryani recipes
Last Updated : Dec 18,2017
To many a meal isn’t complete without a bowl of rice. But rice is made more flavourful by the addition of oodles of ghee, butter or sometimes even cheese. This is when Cholesterol starts piling up in the meals. In this section we have tried to avoid these ingredients and also replaced the white rice with brown rice to add in some fiber, which would help in to keep blood cholesterol levels under check. Also white rice is higher on glycemic index scale which raises the blood glucose levels quickly. The blood glucose is attached to LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood which will also be raised in turn, eventually causing plaques around artery walls.
So turn to Brinjal Rice, Cabbage Pulao, Green Peas and Mint Pulao for a hearty rice fare. Also remember to toss in some veggies for sure so you go one step further to add in fiber to these delicacies. On days when you really want something different, try adding sprouts to the rice dishes like we have shown in the recipe of Sprouts Pulao and Sprouts and Methi Rice.
Alternatively you can avoid the rice completely and make use of whole bajra, whole wheat or bulgur wheat to make khichdi and Biryani. Fada ni Khichdi and Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi are a few examples to site this.
Finally remember that these can form a part of your meal, but in small portions occasionally.
30 Mar 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 ....
26 Nov 12
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 ....
23 Aug 11
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.
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 ....
23 Mar 13
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 ....
17 Nov 10
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 ....
26 Nov 12
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.
17 Nov 10
Kabuli Chana Biryani 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 ....
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.
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 ....
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 ....
17 Nov 10
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.
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