Monday, 11 March 2013

Double Beans Pulao - Butter Beans Pulao

Serves 3
I've been trying to get different beans into our diet.I usually make only gravies or kormas with Butter beans. Tried making pulao with it for a change and it turned out real yum !

Butter beans or Double beans - 3/4 cup
Tomato -1 big(chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 (slit)
Coriander leaves - 10- 15 sprigs
Mint leaves - leaves from 10 sprigs
Curd - 1/2 cup
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cardamom,Clove - 2 each
Bay leaf - 1 (small )
Milk - 1/2 cup
Basmati rice -1 cup
Ghee & oil - 3 tsp
Salt - as needed

-Soak the Basmati rice in water for 30 mins.
-Soak the Butter beans for 8-10 hours in water .Pressure cook on high for a whistle and simmer on low for 10 minutes with salt and water.Drain the butter beans and preserve the water.
-In a pressure cooker,add Ghee & oil and when it heats up add the Bay leaf,cardamom and cloves.
-Add the min & coriander leaves and saute for 3-4 mins.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
-Add the tomato and green chilli and saute until the tomatoes turn soft.Add the butter beans,red chilli powder and curd and saute for 5 minutes.
-Add 1 and 1/4 cups of water(including the water in which the butter beans was cooked & water in which the rice was soaked) and the 1/2 cup of milk.Add salt as needed.
-Cook for 1 whistle on high and simmer for 10 minutes.

 Sending this to one pot meal !

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