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Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani recipes


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Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani Recipes

low calorie indian rice. low cal pulao recipes. 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 ingredients like –

1. Brown rice

2. Bulgur wheat

3. Barley

4. Whole Wheat

5. Whole Moong

6. Buckwheat

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.

Low Calorie Khichdi Recipes

Fada ni KhichdiFada ni Khichdi

If you want to make your khichdi more exciting then try your hands on Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi which is a lip smacking khichdi sure to excite your taste buds. Get more innovative in cooking by adding a variety of colourful vegetables in your khichdi just like our Barley Khichdi, adding barley and fibre rich vegetables adds on to the bulk and decreases the calorie value which is good for weight loss. Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi is one such recipe which is protein packed due to the combination of cereals and lentils. It is also a good source of fibre, folic acid, thiamine and phosphorus.

Low Calorie Pulao Recipes

Cabbage PulaoCabbage Pulao

When beans and lentils are sprouted there is an increase in its digestibility and the nutrient content is also enhanced, thus making it a must have in your daily diet. Sprouts Pulao can be had safely by persons who suffer from flatulence, the only thing that needs to be kept in mind is that the sprouting is done properly and you are good to go. Soya Mutter Pulao is made with nutritious soya nuggets and green peas which power pack it with proteins. Moreover, it is really good in fibre which comes from brown rice and green peas. Try this Green Peas and Mint Pulao, a recipe with minimal spices and low in cholesterol. The green colour will soothe your eyes while minty taste gives pleasure to your taste buds.

Low Calorie Biryani Recipes

Kabuli Chana BiryaniKabuli Chana Biryani

Vegetable Biryani is prepared using only 1 teaspoonful of oil and plenty of vegetables which makes it low in calorie, low in cholesterol and good for the heart. Paneer Mutter Biryani is loaded with calcium and good quality proteindue to the presence of paneer and green peas in it. Combining lentils or beans with cereals increases the protein quality of the recipe and you can thus make high quality protein recipe like Masoor Biryani which may be low fat but is quite appetizing.

Try our rice recipes like Moong Sprouts Tomato and Spinach Rice, Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice and Mexican Rice.  Remember to enjoy them in small portions occasionally preferably for lunch than dinner.

Enjoy our low calorie indian rice recipes and other low calorie recipe articles given below.

Low Calorie Lunch, Indian

Low Calorie Salads & Raitas

Low Calorie Soups

Low Calorie Dinner


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Oats Vegetable Khichdi, Healthy Oats Khichdi for Weight Loss
Recipe# 22327
02 Aug 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats vegetable khichdi recipe | oats vegetable dal khichdi | healthy oats vegetable khichdi for weight loss | with 25 amazing images. oats vegetable khichdi recipe | oat ....
Green Peas and Mint Pulao
Recipe# 5295
02 May 22

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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 ....
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 ....
Tomato Methi Rice, Healthy Tomato Methi Pulao
Recipe# 35073
21 Aug 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
tomato methi rice recipe | healthy tomato methi pulao | Indian tomato methi brown rice | iron rich fenugreek brown rice | with 36 amazing images. tomato methi rice recip ....
Mexican Rice (  Zero Oil Dal and Chawal)
Recipe# 22160
10 Jun 21

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 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 ....
Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
10 May 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
barley khichdi recipe | jau khichdi | barely vegetable khichdi | healthy barley khichdi | with 20 amazing images. barley khichdi also known as
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
31 Aug 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage pulao recipe | spicy patta gobi pulao | healthy Indian cabbage rice | with 30 amazing images. cabbage pulao is a hearty and satisfying dish that is popular in South India. Enjoy how ....
Masoor Dal with Rice
Recipe# 1388
08 Feb 21

 
 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.
Moong Sprouts, Tomato and Spinach Rice
Recipe# 33004
28 Jan 20

 
 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 ....
Oats Khichdi
Recipe# 36983
26 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
oats khichdi recipe | healthy Indian oats khichdi | oats moong dal khichdi | how to make oats khichdi for weight loss | with 12 amazing images. Oats khichdi is a ....
Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42659
26 Jun 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Vegetables add a splash of colours and refreshing textures to what might otherwise be a boring khichdi. The Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty and super healthy dish that’s ideal for those with diabetes or
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
11 Aug 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi recipe | whole moong bajra and green pea khichdi | healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi | with 20 amazing images. Watching weight or on a diet or want to eat someth ....
Zero Oil Fada ni Khichdi Recipe
Recipe# 22156
10 Oct 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
zero oil fada ni khichdi recipe | zero oil dalia khichdi | zero oil healthy moong dal lapsi khichdi | with 30 amazing images. Zero-oil fada ni khichdi is an innovative Gujarati khichdi mad ....
Mixed Sprouts Brown Rice, Healthy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 2988
27 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mixed sprouts brown rice recipe | healthy sprouts pulao | healthy Indian mixed sprouts pulao | mixed sprouts with brown rice | with 19 amazing images. A good dish to pack in the tiffin box ....
Sprouts Pulao ( Low Cal)
Recipe# 37041
22 Aug 23

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by Tarla Dalal
sprouts pulao recipe | mixed sprouts pulao | quick and easy sprouts pulao | healthy sprouts pulao | with 37 amazing images. sprouts pulao recipe |
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 ....
Soya Chunks Pulao
Recipe# 3585
26 Apr 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
soya chunks pulao recipe | soya chunks brown rice pulao | soya chunks vegetable pulao in a pressure cooker | with 30 amazing images. soya chunks pulao recipe is a healthy option made using ....
Masala Bhaat (1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 40151
26 Nov 12

 
 
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 ....
Masoor Biryani
Recipe# 5298
17 Nov 10

 
 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.
Bulgur Wheat Pulao, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42661
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This yummy pulao is so tasty that you won’t feel the absence of rice in it! Made of nutritious bulgur wheat, teamed up with a horde of veggies, this pulao is pleasantly-spiced and has a nice mouth-feel too. Bulgur wheat, also known as broken wheat, is loaded with
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