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NUD® Bitter Gourd Biryani

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Nutren® Untuk Diabetik

Prep time

30 mins

Cooking time

50 mins


10 persons

Nutrition Information per serving

143 kcal


  • 1 bitter gourd, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 4 whole cardamoms
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons biryani powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 7 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 inches ginger, grated
  • 5 scoops NUTREN UNTUK DIABETIK®, diluted with 1L water
  • ½ cup mint leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons salt, or as needed
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  1. Place vinegar and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Soak bitter gourd in mixture for 30 minutes to reduce the bitterness. Rinse, drain and squeeze to remove excess liquid from the bitter gourd. Set aside.
  2. Wash basmati rice with water and soak for at least 10 minutes. Then rinse, drain and set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a pan, add cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaves, cardamoms, star anise, biryani powder and tumeric powder and fry till fragrant. Then, add onion, ginger and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes until the onions turn translucent and fragrant. Lastly, add sliced bitter gourd and sauté for another 2 minutes on medium heat until it shrinks a little.
  4. Place rice, NUTREN UNTUK DIABETIK® mixture, mint and coriander leaves into the rice cooker. Transfer the sautéed ingredients into the rice cooker and combine thoroughly. Cover and let the rice cook until fluffy.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy with cucumber raita or cucumber pineapple salad.

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