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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Butter Bean Pualo

From past few weeks, I reach home exhausted with absolutely no energy to do anything - let alone cook & blog. So, I have been cooking pretty simple (and more often eating out!) and in my very little free time, I am engrossed in New Moon. I just started it 3 days ago and thought it was as engaging as it predecessor. :)

Today's dish is something I tasted at one the potlucks at my office. - a tasty yet simple 'Butter Bean Pulao'. It takes 20 mins flat to make it and with a spicy side dish as an accompaniment, it would make a healthy lunch/dinner.

This is my entry to My Legume Love Affair: 12th Helping, guest hosted by Anarasa, a brainchild of lovely Susan @ The Well Seasoned Cook.





Butter Bean Pulao

Ingredients:

2 cups of rice, soaked for 30 mins
1 cup butter beans (or lima beans) [ I used frozen!]
1 medium onion, sliced into thin strips
2 cloves
1 small cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
2 tsp butter
Salt to taste
1/8 tsp turmeric
2 tsp biryani masala
1 tsp coriander-cumin powder
few mint leaves

Preparation:

1. Heat butter in a flat bottom pan, add cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Saute onion until golden brown on medium heat.

2. Add all the dry powders - turmeric, salt, biryani masala and coriander-cumin powder. Drop the butter beans with mint leaves. Mix well. Let it cook for 1-2 mins. Add a tbsp of water if needed.

3. Now add soaked rice and fry for 2-3 mins. Add 3 cups of boiling water and cook it covered for 15-20 mins on medium-low flame. Once done, let it sit for 2 mins and serve with any side dish!!

Yummy..:)



Have a great week ahead.

Siri

16 comments :

  1. Welcome back! I was wondering where you were.

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  2. Delicious and droolworthy dish Siri!

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  3. Love anything in lima beans. yummy...

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  4. Interesing, never made pulav using butter beans, infact never used butter beans much, this is the second dish I have seen with butter beans, got to try it soon!

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  5. Loved your Pulao...and a great pic too:)

    Shri

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  6. I know how those as are like..come on cheer up Gal...
    you pulav looks yummy

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  7. Great to see a post from you after a long time, Siri. Pulao looks delicious!! Hope that all's well with you, dear. :)

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  8. just wanted to drop in and say a hi :) now let me go check our your recipe :D

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  9. Quick, yummy and moreish! Would love some just about now.

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  10. Delicious dish. Looks really yummy and the picture is perfect. Your tag line of the blog is awesome. ;)

    Here for the first time and like your blog a lot. will keep visiting. Keep it going.

    Do take a look at my blogs when you find time.

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  11. Very interesting pulao, sounds yum!

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  12. I love the versatility of a pulao.

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  13. I love the Rice ....you hav the wonderful space here.. good collection of recipes... will be often here.

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  14. I was looking out for different rice recipes. This is on my to do list next!!

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  15. What is the buryani masala you are referring here .. can you recommend any readymade brand which we can use ??

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    1. Hi Bhavya,

      any Indian store will have various brands of biryani masala. Try Everest.

      Siri

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