Lima Beans pulao / Mochai payaru Sadam

by - November 27, 2010

Lima Beans or Indian Broad beans are a good source of cholesterol - lowering Fiber like most other Legumes with delicious flavor. The Recipe is a simple aromatic Pulao goes well with any creamy gravy & Raitha. 

Ingredients:  (Serves 5~6)

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Lima Beans - 1 cup
Onion - 2 big( sliced thinly)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp each
Coconut milk - 2 cup
water - 2 cup
Salt - to taste

To Grind:

Green Chili - 5~6or to taste
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:

Oil - 3 tbsp
Fennel seed - 1 tsp


  • Wash & Soak rice for 15min & Drain it.
  • Heat Oil in a pan & add Fennel seeds to splutter.
  • Add Sliced Onion & fry till transparent.
  • Then add the paste, Lima beans and fry till the Raw smell disappear.
  • Now add Rice & saute it for 2mins.
  • Add Coconut milk, Water & Salt.
  • Taste and adjust the Salt.
  • When Mixture starts boiling, Cover with lid & lower the heat and cook it for 10mins.
  • Cool, Open  serve with any Raitha.
( Note : I have used frozen Lima beans, If you are using dry beans then Soak over night & pressure cook it, peel the skin and follow the same procedure. We Can also add Red chili powder instead of green chili according to your taste.)
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  1. Sounds delicious, love the idea of adding lima beans to it.


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