Butter beans pulav

by - July 05, 2011

Butter beans pulav
     I have always been a big fan of beans, it may in any form..Its my favorite all time. My friend Shobana brought this pulav for a potluck lunch.. It was a super hit.  Every one enjoyed & it become my all-occasion go-to treat..

Dry butter beans or Frozen butter beans-- 1 cup
Basmati rice -- 2 cups
Onion -- 1 no,   Julienned
Tomato --1/2 no. , chopped
Turmeric powder -- a big pinch
Garam masala powder -- 1/4 tsp
Mint leaves -- a handful
Coriander leaves -- a handful
Salt - To Taste.

To Grind:
Dry red chillies -- 3 nos.
Green chilly -- 1 no.
Onion -- 1/3 cup , chopped
Fennel seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Ginger -- 1/4 in piece
Garlic -- 4 nos, peeled
Coconut -- 2 tbsp
For Seasoning:
Oil -- 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds --  1 tsp


  • Soak dry double beans for 6 ~ 8 hours or overnight & Pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Soak Basmati rice for 20 minutes & drain completely and keep it aside.
  • Grind all the grinding ingredients except coconut into fine paste then add shredded coconut to the fine paste and grind it coarsely, Keep it aside.
  • Heat Oil ina Pan in medium heat and add fennel seeds to splutter.
  • Add sliced Onion and fry till glossy & transparent.
  • Then add ground coconut paste, double beans and fry until raw smell disappear or oil leaves the sides.

Butter beans pulav

  • Now add Mint & cilantro and mix well.
  • After a minute add drained rice & mix gently with masala without breaking the rice.
  • Add Tomato at this stage along with garam masala & salt.
  • Add 3 1/2 cups of water and mix it & adjust salt to taste.
  • When mixture boils vigorously, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes in low heat.
  • Cool & open the lid & mix well. Serve with any raitha. 
Butter beans pulav
 Sending this to Sobha's cook it healthy - proteinicious.  &  Aipi's and Priya's Bookmarked Recipes event.

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  1. pulao looks colourful n healthy!

  2. Looks just so delish ...love those beans in it ...

  3. Perfect and healthy pulav.. looks absolutely inviting.. Yummy !!
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Butter beans are my favorite .. never made pulao with it .. looking good.

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  5. Delicious looking healthy pulao...

  6. Am a big fan of butter beans..love this rice..

  7. Sara..Pulav is my fav food...yummy this looks...me gonna try this ...this weekend for sure :)

  8. Its a lovely pulao.....very healthy too!!

  9. healthy and delicious pulav carrot curry also yummy

  10. Wow looks superb.. My mom makes this kind of rice..

  11. Mouthwatering Pulav....looks delicious

  12. yummy pulao makes me hungry!!

  13. Healthy and yummy,makes me hungry..

  14. Wonderful and flavourful pulao,simply inviting..

  15. Woww. that looks delicious :) Yummmm

  16. Delicious and Healthy Pulav,luks so tempting...

  17. Bookmarked it myself. Love the ground paste :)

  18. Thanks for trying my dish Saras, ur's look extremely appetizing and it's lunch time now..so hungry


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