December 28, 2015

Spinach - Brown Rice Neer Urundai / Spinach - Brown Rice Balls / Diet Friendly Recipe - 28 / #100dietrecipes

This is one of the healthy snack prepared using brown rice and spinach leaves. The brown rice is soaked over night and ground into fine paste along with a chopped spinach. The ground paste is added to the seasoning and cooked in a lower flame is further made into small balls ( dumplings ) and steamed till it turns glossy. This can also be served as breakfast along with healthy coconut free Roasted gram chutney or any choice of chutney. To make it more healthy, include veggies too.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Brown Rice
1 1/2 - 2 Cups Spinach, chopped
1 Cup Water
2 Tsp Olive oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tbsp Urad dal
2 Dry red chillies, chopped
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and soak the brown rice over night.

Drain the water and grind into fine paste along with chopped spinach by adding 1 cup of water.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by the chopped red chillies.

Saute and add the spinach - brown rice paste along with required amount of salt and keep stirring in a low flame.

Keep continuously stirring till the dough forms.

Once done, remove from the flame and make small equal sized balls by greasing palm with little oil. ( To avoid sticking ).

Arrange all the balls in a Idly cooker tray and steam it for 15 minutes or till the balls turns glossy.

Remove from the flame and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Roasted gram chutney or any chutney.

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