Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani:
Daila or Daliya or Broken Wheat Rava or Godhumai Rava is an excellent source of proteins and complex carbohydrates. It is an amazing source of energy and it is rich in fibres. It helps in building muscles, regulating body metabolism and curing constipation. It is the most preferred diet about all fitness world people and blood sugar patients. Dalia or broken wheat is one of the most preferred foods for babies, toddlers and kids. I learnt this fact very late and that’s when I came with recipes like Dalia kheer and Dalia almond khicidi.
Though porridge/khicidi/ upma is the most common dishes suggested for babies with this dalia I would suggest you give a try with this variant of biriyani or pulao after 8 months skipping the salt. The below recipe came across our mind as we getting ready to prepare upma for morning breakfast. It took me few minutes and it came out super yummy. You can just tantalise your taste buds with Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani recipe. I just followed my kuska/plain biriyani recipe. The entire crux of this recipe lies in two places, the amount of roasting done and the amount of water used.
Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani
- Broken Wheat Rava-1 cup
- Water-1.5 cups
- Chopped Veggies-1/2 cup
- Chilly Powder-1/4 Tsp
- Garam Masala Powder-1/2 tsp
- Onion-1 small
- Tomato-1 small
- Oil+Ghee-2 tbsp
- Salt-To taste
- Mint+Coriander leaves-Handful
To grind into a smooth paste:
- Green Chilly-1
- Ginger-A small piece
- Bay Leaf-1
- Cinnamon-A stick
- Fennel -1/4 Tsp
1. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.
2. In a pressure cooker, dry roast the broken wheat rava in medium flame for 2 minutes. Set it aside.
3. In the same pressure cooker, add oil+ghee and add the items mentioned under “To temper”
4. Now add onion and other vegetables and saute them well.
5. Add the roasted dalia, paste and mint leaves, coriander leaves and all spice powders.
6. Gently mix them together and add water and salt.
7. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
8. When the pressure is released carefully fluff it up.
9. Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani is ready to serve.
This goes well with any raitha of your choice.
Adjust spices according to your wish and taste.
Skip salt for babies less than one year of age.
This can be given to babies above six months
Ensure to have introduced all items before and eliminate allergies.
Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to babies
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Pav Bhaji Pulao Casserole
Here is one more recipe from the contest. Yeah. We have several entries and we will be seeing them as guest posts in my blog soon. Swathi is a fellow blogger who amazes me always with her innovative recipes which are healthy and unique. She has taught me a lot related to food styling and food photography. I have a bunch of friends(rather mentors) in an FB group . The entire post wouldn’t be enough if I start describing each one and their help to me in enhancing my photography skills. I found the below superwoman from that group. Now over to her.
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Vegetable Pulao Recipe for Kids:
Vegetable Pulao/Pulav is a super quick and easy dish which can be yummy and colorful for kids lunchbox. There are several types of pulao which comes like a flash to my mind during morning hours and one such is this too. When I wanted to put on this post, I had a query on if it is fried rice or biriyani or pulao. Hence I went in to dig more about biriyani vs pulao. Biriyani and Pulao are two different dishes but to give the differences is pretty confusing. Biriyani is basically a dish made with pre-cooked rice and vegetables using layering technique whereas pulao is when we cook rice and vegetables together in a pot. Biriyani is time-consuming and pretty spicy when compared to pulao. These are the basic differences. The below recipe post has two attempts made on two different days. I didn’t have Basmati Rice in my pantry and hence tried with Seeraga Samba Rice during the second attempt. It was so flavourful and great that my little one wanted it more and more. But ideally, pulao is made using Basmati Rice. After reading about Biriyani Vs Pulao, I understood that we have been using it vice versa too at times. But who cares when the dish is just delicious 🙂
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Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles:
Is there any kid who doesn’t like noodles? Why kids, even adults love them. My son who is four years old is no different but he himself prefers whole wheat ones only. Thankfully he is not addicted to it as he always prefers a variety of foods. I kept refraining using them in our regular meal as I was only able to source partial wheat products or those with durum wheat or maida based ones. I have tried making noodles just like the street food style during our early days of marriage(more than 4 years ago), I wasn’t really so aware of the availability Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles in the market and to be frank we weren’t too bothered about it until our son became 3.5 yrs. He had not tasted them until then. Our hunt for the perfect healthy and tasty variant began when our son started liking Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles. I have tried few brands and I found Del Monte Spaghetti, Whole Wheat (Click link to buy) to be good. You may also try Colavita Spaghetti . Both of them are worth trying as they are made of whole wheat. The below recipe has a very small quantity of soya sauce. I make Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles once in several months and hence I feel they don’t really make any harm. For kids below 12 months, please skip all sauces and salt in this recipe. If you would prefer making this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe safe and healthy for kids of all age since it is always a showstopper among them.
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Corn Pulao Recipe/Sweet Corn Pulav Recipe-Corn has been my big time favourite since childhood.Only in the recent days, we come across the American sweet corn which is so fluffy, big and easy to cook.During childhood, we get corn(Makka Cholam) and all that we would do is pressure cook for a long time and eat after sprinkling salt or toast it in open fire and have it.In North India, the sight of cooking corn in open fire is very common.It is one super filling and yummy food.I would suggest you use the local corn kernels if you often cook corn instead of using American Sweet Corn.The below Corn Pulao Recipe was one of my earliest trials(June 2015).I couldn’t upload because I didn’t click a decent final picture.The below images might vary because of this.Come let’s check out Corn Pulao Recipe.
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Kuska or Plain Biriyani recipe with step by step images.
Kuska or Plain Biriyani has always been my favourite ever since I had it in my college canteens and during my friends’ weddings.Being a pure vegetarian this would only be the option for me to choose in a lavish non-vegetarian menu.Mom doesn’t make this as it bit too spicy than the usual level we use at home. My sister was the one who first tried a kuska recipe from here during our last vacation and from then I got glued to it.I just tweaked a bit to adjust to family’s taste and now this has become one of my standard recipes.You can make it with even plain rice or basmati or seeraga samba.Hubby loves Kuska or Plain Biriyani when made with seeraga samba. Continue reading “Kuska|Plain Biriyani|How to make restaurant style plain biriyani?”
Our Sundays won’t be complete without a new trial of a recipe. This week I thought of making Bisibelebath-a traditional recipe from Karnataka fused with our own sambhar sadham. I have already posted a recipe of sambhar sadham which is amma’s signature dish. I was actually thinking bisibelebath and sambhar sadham mean the same dish. But it is not so.Authentic Bisibelebath has a special spice powder and doesn’t have any vegetables added to it. So here goes my fusion recipe. I was not sure of the outcome until we had it. This was an experiment based on the recipes watched in TV and tasted in restaurants.The result was amazing. Continue reading “BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham”
Soy Rice or Soya Bean Rice:
Hello Friends! I am back after 75 days approx. We had a sudden transfer and I was stuck with packing/loading/shifting/unpacking/settling episodes. And finally we are kinda settled at Delhi and I thought it is high time I resume my blogging.I have been missing all of you and my blog. Hope you also had been missing Kitchen Kathukutty. I wish I could back to my routine and stick onto a regular blogging. Fingers crossed.
Now,let’s get onto today’s recipe.It is soya rice or soya bean rice or soy rice. This was made my last year for hubby’s lunch box and only now I am bringing it to this space. I tried this recipe by slightly tweaking the usual Mochai Payaru Kara Curry/Lima Bean Spicy curry recipe. This just popped up when few of my readers were inquiring about uses and benefits of soya bean. Soya bean is the richest legume with the highest protein. I have already posted a soya bean biriyani recipe which is made from fresh red soya beans(Similar to peas,butter beans).This is the dried light brown variety which is used in making soy milk.tofu etc.Please find tofu burji recipe here.You can choose to use any legume in this recipe and just make this quick and nutritious lunch box recipe.It is slightly spicy.
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Capsicum Peas Pulao Recipe: Early morning lunch packing will make you more innovative as days go by and you tend to make more and more great combinations with rice.One such early morning combination which we liked is what I am sharing with you all today.This is a also a favourite of my son as it has peas.I have used fresh peas after cooking .You can also use frozen peas. Continue reading “CAPSICUM PEAS PULAO|PEAS CAPSICUM PULAV”
Cauliflower rice or Gobi rice is an easy to make lunch box recipe. You can make it special or simple with some small variations. This is a simple version given below
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