What do you make for a light and quick meal? Pulao, right? A fragrant bowl of pulao is enough to satiate our tummy without weighing it down. The fact that you can play with ingredients and flavours is another reason we love this dish so much. In yet another remodelling of pulao, this South Indian-style pulao is a potpourri of flavours and colours and makes for a healthy meal, which you can even have on your weight loss diet. To top it all, it is super nutritious too.
Can we eat pulao for weight loss?
The star ingredient - rice - is easy on the stomach and digests smoothly. So eating rice in moderation can actually be good for weight loss. But only if you add lots of fibre and other nutrients from vegetables. The best is to add a lot of different coloured veggies to make your pulao vibrant and full of health.
About South Indian-style pulao:
Bursting with an array of aromatic spices, crunchy peanuts, luscious coconut, and a colourful medley of vegetables, this South Indian-style healthy pulao is a feast for both the senses and the soul. Cumin, mustard seeds, and curry leaves infuse the pulao with warmth and depth, transforming each humble grain of rice into a tantalizing bite. The roasted peanuts and cashews bring a satisfying crunch, while the grated coconut lends a creamy richness that beautifully complements the spices.
What's a pulao without a vibrant assortment of vegetables? Our healthy South Indian-style pulao boasts a rainbow of goodness - tender lauki (bottle gourd), crisp cucumbers, vibrant carrots, colourful capsicums, and snappy green beans. Not only do these veggies provide a visual feast, but they also infuse the dish with a variety of textures and essential nutrients.
This recipe is shared by nutritionist Natasha Mohan on her Instagram page. She lauds it as the perfect weight loss recipe that you can have for a healthy lunch. She even shared the detailed recipe video for the same, and we noted it down.
How To Make Healthy South Indian-Style Pulao I Weight Loss Pulao Recipe:
Let's begin with the recipe. Saute carom seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and whole red chillies. Add cashews, peanuts, urad dal, chana dal, green chillies, and coconut. Then add the veggies and season with salt and turmeric. Once the veggies are cooked, add boiled rice and mix well. Your pulao is ready!
Beyond its sensory delights, our South Indian-style pulao is a wholesome nourishment for both body and soul. Laden with vegetables, this dish is a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. So save this recipe for your next meal.
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