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Butter beans pulao

  • Posted By: Healthy Buddha
  • Category: Lunch
  • Level: Easy
  • Cooking Time: 25 min
  • Serves: 2
  • Views: 644
About Recipe:

Butter beans pulao recipe adapted from Andhra style Pachi mirchi pulao.

Recipe by Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter beans
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1.25 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp curd | yogurt
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 thinly sliced onions
  • To grind
  • 4-5 green chili
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 small piece kal paasi | stone flower
  • Few mint leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
Procedure:
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in 1.25 cups of water for 20 minutes.
  • In a mixie jar add the 4-5 green chili, coriander leaves, mint leaves, 3 cloves garlic, fennel seeds, 1 small piece stone flower.
  • I made a little spicier pulao, so added 5 green chilis
  • Pulse this into a coarse paste and keep it aside.
  • Do not add water while doing this.
  • In a pressure cooker, add 1 tbsp of oil and add 2 thinly sliced onions.
  • Add little salt.
  • Cook till they become light golden brown.
  • Now add the coarsely ground paste to this.
  • Cook for 2 minutes till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add 1 tbsp of yogurt to this. Adding yogurt balances the spiciness of the pulao.
  • Now add 1 cup of butter beans.
  • If you don’t get butter beans at your place, replace it with peas or cooked chana.
  • Now add the washed and soaked basmati rice.
  • Check for salt.
  • Cover and cook for 1 whistle.
  • Keep in low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Now switch off the flame.
  • Let the pressure subside on its own.
  • Open and add 1 tsp of ghee.
  • Gently mix from the sides.
  • Spicy butter beans pulao is ready.
  • Serve with any raita of your choice.

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