Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spicy Bulgur Pilaf /Dalia khichadi /Rava Godumai upma

dalia biryani
Kothumai Rava Kichadi
It tasted just like vegetable biryani. We can call this dish vegetable bulgar/ dalia /wheat rava biryani. Bulgur can be a good alternative to white rice.Compared to unenriched white rice, bulgur has more fiber and protein, a lower glycemic index, and higher levels of most vitamins and minerals. One cup of dry bulgur contains approximately:
  • Energy: 2003 kJ (479 kcal)
  • Dietary fiber: 25.6 g
  • Protein: 17.21 g
  • Carbohydrate: 69 g whereof 0.8 g sugars
  • Fat: 1.86 g whereof 0.2 g saturated fat
  • Potassium: 574 mg
  • Iron: 3.44 mg
  • Glycemic Index: 48 -Wikipedia
1             big carrot
3 oz         paneer- cut into v.small cubes  
10-12       mint leaves 
2 cloves   garlic
1/2"         ginger    
1 cup       cooked bulgur /kothumai rava/ dalia
3 tbs        finely chopped onion
1/4 cup    green peas
1/2 tsp     ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp     chilli powder
salt to taste
1. Grind mint leaves, ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
2. Finely chop carrot, dice paneer into very small and uniform cubes.
3. The size of onion, paneer and carrot should be uniform.
4. Heat oil in a pan, saute onion till it become golden color, add ginger and mint paste. Mix it well, lower the heat and add chilli powder and salt.   
5. Now add carrot and peas, cover the pan and cook unti the vegetables becomes soft yet crispy. Add bulgur and cook it for few more minutes. 
6. Add paneer to the bulgar mixture.
7.  Remove from heat and transfer it to a serving dish, garnish it with chopped cilantro.
8. Serve it with any flat bread.
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Mahi said...

Adding paneer with bugler is new to me. Looks delicious!

Btw, the new template looks good Neela..I was wondering where have I landed from my blog list for a minute! :)

Neela Rufus said...

Lol, thanks Mahi :)

Rita Bose said...

Looks yummy,Neela!! :)

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Looks delicious!! Never had bulgar before but will give it a try!

Priya said...

That looks so delish Neela! Would love to try it out sometime :) Between, I keep getting an authentication pop up whenever I visit your space (I just close it.) I wonder what it is or if it is an issue from my end only.

Beena.stephy said...

Yummy and healthy

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments.
Thanks priya for the heads up. I believe the problem is some of the widgets i added lately. i removed some of the widgets.

Nilu A said...

Looks delicious and yummy! I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

Chitz said...

Lovely dish.. And nice new template.. Loved this :)

Sapana Behl said...

Wow ! I am so much impressed with your same size chopping . I can't do that.

Pavithra R said...

Your vegetable bulgar looks yummy!! And definitely healthy!
Yes, as explained by you it is a great alternative to regular rice any day!! Weight watcher can have good time with bulgar.

Sri Love said...

Tempting dish over there dear, colorful! ;)

Paula R said...


Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Need this wonderful healthy recipe for my other half. Nice flavor and that is so good.

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Very healthy dish.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy new dish! love your blog...

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sushmitha said...

Looking delicious Neela :) Gonna try it :)

mousumi roy said...

Interesting combo, looks delicious!!!

Chaitra Dev said...

Yummy and flavorful one pot meal.... hav a thursday lunch box recipe for office..
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