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Mar 16, 2012

Mixed Veg Brown Rice Tawa Pulao

 Happy to do the Blogging Marathon # 14 again with those lovely group of friends and for this edition I chosen the theme "Whole Grain Dishes" for all seven days. So stay tuned for more healthy, wholesome and Tasty Dishes for the following seven days. I was so much attracted to the Dosa Theme but i already have few Dosa Varieties and this "Whole Grain Dishes" suits well to my "Fiber Rich Foods" event so i can link to My own event also :)
            For the past 15 days, i was following some diet plan & workout and today when i checked my weight i lost 1.2lb, that sounds great na. Yes, its fine for me i don't want to be slim but want to maintain BMI so i am happy with this result and would like to continue the same. I completely stopped the intake of white rice and replaced with Brown Rice for lunch only. Instead of having plain brown rice with curry n Poriyal I tried this Tawa Pulao with more mixed vegs. This is very easy and filling recipe. I had this Tawa Puloa with cucumber raita n Cabbage bell pepper stir My lunch was so delicious n satisfying. Now to the recipe...

  1. Brown Rice (cooked)   1/2 cup (i used brown basmati rice)
  2. Onion    1 medium(sliced)
  3. Tomato   1 large (chopped)
  4. Mixed vegetable     3/4 cup(carrot,beans,peas,broccoli,mushroom)
  5. Mint leaves    2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  6. Cilantro leaves   2tbsp(finely chopped)
  7. Kashmiri Red Chilli powder    1 tsp
  8. Garam masala powder   1/2 tsp
  9. Ginger Garlic  paste  2 tsp
  10. Salt   to tsp
  11. Tempering Ingredients
  12. Oil    1tbsp +1 tsp
  13. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  14. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  15. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp
  16. Clove   2 no.s
  17. Cinnamon  1"stick

Cooking Brown rice
Soak Brown rice for minimum 4 hours and then cook with 4-5 cups of water until done, then drain the water using colander,drian completely and spread in a plate and keep aside until use.
Wash n chop veg to deisred shape n size and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a tawa, add tempering ingredients and wait till it pop.
  • Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves and add onion n mint leaves and saute for 1-2 minute.
  • After that add tomato and saute till it turns soft and tender.
  • And then add mixed vegs n turmeric powder and saute for 1-2 minutes and then add chili n garam masala powder and stir fry in medium heat and cook covered for 3-4 minutes or until turns tender but not mushy.
  • Now add cooked brown rice mix everything well and again cook covered for a minute.
  • Lastly add few chopped cilantro, mix gently and leave it to set for few minutes(so that the flavors blend completely).
  • That's it...Tasty Mixed Veg Brown rice Tawa Pulao ready. Serve Hot with Raitha.

Instead of brown rice you can also use white Basmati Rice.
Use any desired vegetables,don't cut them completely maintian its crunchyness for more taste.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#14


  1. When i saw whole grains.. i did think it just goes with your theme! Wow sangee..lost weight & working out.. Lifestyle changes always inspires me.. I am yet to develop a taste for brown rice.. love the color combo & heartiness of veggies :)..look fwd to other dishes u come up with!

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  2. very new 2 me..pulav looks yumm n delicious too....nice cliks....

  3. looks so beautiful and colorful..I will be doing this theme next week

  4. yummy and healthy ...looks very colourful

  5. Great that you have lost some weight, I have only managed to gain :(. Keep it up!

    And such a yummy looking pulao!

  6. rice look fantastic. happy to see your whole grain recipes in next few days.

  7. Nice one, sangee, Any rice is our favourite (basically me and my daughter), looks so gorgeous, with lots of veggies, that is my take.., wonderful to be with you in BM

  8. Wow, such an healthy dish. Looks awesome. I love your photo of colored pulao with B&W background. Lovely!!!

  9. good one...i am always looking for dishes with brown rice....this is going on that list!

  10. Looks good, lucky girl you lost weight, even I like the brown basmati..

  11. Dats a Mumbai the colour

  12. Looks tempting and the color of the pulao.

  13. Brown rice tava pulav is very inviting and healthy. Lovely presentation.
    Good to hear about your fitness routine.

  14. Great recipe for brown rice lovers!! I never tried making anything with brown rice..just love to eat with sambar only!!(Athuvey kadupa erukum :) )Pic looks very colorful,will make it soon n tell u :)

    Good that you lost weight,keep doing :)

  15. very nice idea to mix veggies with brown rice.. love d combo..

  16. very colorful and flavorful indeed!

  17. tawa pulao looks fabulous dear !delicious!

  18. Pulao looks awesome..that's a great news about your weight program..keep it up..

  19. Love tawa pulao! The black n white pic with pulao highlighted in color is awesome!

  20. sangee it looks wonderful and its a very healthy option too!!

  21. looks so healthy and yummy....tempting clicks

  22. That is absolutely great to hear Sangee. Wonderful and healthy preparation.

  23. Healthy rice with lots of veggies. Really i can also follow and bring down my weight. thanks for sharing.

  24. love the colours and thank you for the encouraging comments .. have sent the entry to summer splash..
    Noel collections

  25. Using brown rice is indeed healthy. The veggies and the brown rice make a perfect and healthy diet dish...

  26. Pulav looks so colourful and healthy!!!!!!

  27. Pulao looks so spicy and yum...bookmarked to try soon

  28. wow! love our preparation! they are too yummy! loved the last pic

  29. Love the healthy version of pulav. It looks delicious and colorful.

  30. I eat Brown Rice for my daily lunch, this looks so colorful n healthy,Bookmarked!!!!!

  31. Looks colorful and delicious :)

  32. loved the brocolli in this rice, excellent pics too


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