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January 21, 2012

Sprouts Pulao And Mixed Vegetable Raita

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I made this for my hubby’s lunch box today . I got these recipes from Tarla dalal’s website.Both the recipes were given under Protein rich , low calorie , healthy food category. So I chose these recipes for our lunch.I made some slight changes in the actual recipe according to our tastebuds.It was nice & filling too.. Thanks to tarla dalal…About the raita , I should have named this as beetroot raita because the color of beetroot is predominant here. I’ve added carrots and cucumber to the raita. But its not visible Winking smile.So adding beetroot is purely optional. If u want a nice color , please omit it or add less beetroot pieces.Please find the raita recipe below.

1 cup - 200ml
  • Sprouted green gram / Sprouted moong – 1/2 cup
  • Carrot – 1 no
  • Rice – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1.5 cups (adjust if u use basmati )
  • Salt – As needed.
To temper
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Bayleaf – 1 no
  • Ginger- Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly – 1 no (chopped finely)
  • Big onion – 1 no (-do-)
  • Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Lime juice – few drops
Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Heat the pressure cooker base with a tbsp of oil and add all the items given under “to temper” one by one in the same order.
  • When the onion becomes translucent , add the carrot pieces and sprouts. Saute well for a minute. Then add all the powders.
  • Mix well for a few minutes and add the rice.
  • Toss it well. Finally add the water & reqd salt.
  • Pressure cook upto 1 or 2 whistle.
  • Add a zing of lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.


1 cup - 200ml
  • Cooked carrot and beetroot cubes – 1/2 cup
  • Cucumber pieces - few
  • Fresh curd – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly – 1/2 no (Chopped finely)
  • Roasted jeera powder – to sprinkle
  • Water – as needed to dilute the curd
  • Salt – as reqd
  • Cube cut carrot and beetroot into small pieces.Cook them for 1 whistle adding little water.
  • Mix the fresh cucumber pieces with the cooked vegetables.
  • Add the thick curd , reqd water and salt.( sometimes water may not be needed as the water in the cooked vegetables may be enough)
  • Finally sprinkle the roasted jeera powder..
Serve with parathas and pulao !!

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Torviewtoronto said...

wonderful flavours colourful raita looks delicious

Sravs said...

healthy pulao and very inviting !! love to carry in my lunch box !!

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Nisha said...

It's such a Barbie Pink color raita! :D
The beet is dominating not only the raita but the rice as well, hehe! :)

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww... healthy and delicious meal.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing dear.. Yummy !!
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Cham said...

This pulao is on my try list, the raita is splendid with beet color!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

pulav looks yummy and simple recipe :)

Kurinji said...

Easy and healthy meal... colorful raitha..

Unknown said...

Healthy and yummy combination

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & such tasty always ;)
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Poornima Nair said...

Awesome healthy dish and love the pink raitha.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i love the combo... very healthy...

Vikis Kitchen said...

What a healthy delicious pulao and raitha! Lovely combo.
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Priya Suresh said...

Super flavourful one pot meal,simply inviting and catchy raita.

Shylaja said...

Wow. Wonderful color of Raita. Rice looks delicious

Laavanya said...

Sprouts pulao is a fabulous idea and I love the pretty pink raita.

hotpotcooking said...

Wow!!! colorful combo and healthy pulao

Kanan said...

Nice colorful raita. love it

Sobha Shyam said...

super healthy and delicious pulao, lovely raita..

Unknown said...

Colurful raita...:)


lubnakarim06 said...

Love that gorgeous color of raita....pulao look scrumptious....

Unknown said...

Such a healthy pulao and colorful raita - eye-catching combo dear!

Hema said...

Nice healthy combo, protein in the rice and vegetables in the raitha, you have a nice space here, following U, do drop by my blog when you find time..

Julie said...

What a colorful raitha n healthy pulao with sprouts,Loved it!!

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Kanan said...

wow what an healthy lunch...!!

Sangeetha M said...

Nutritious and Yummy Pulao...nice idea to use sprouts in one pot meal...mixed veg raitha looks so colorful n tempting!!

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Uma said...

What a healthy and yummy lunch. Raita looks so colorful and tempting.

Raks said...

Sounds delicious and perfect for lunch box, love the colour of the raita as well

John Aadam said...

Your rayta is looking like strawberry ice cream but the pulao is looking very delicious. I am going to try that and will serve it with my fired breads.