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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


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


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!!


Have a great week ahead.

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