Beetroot and Lima Bean Biryani

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves:4
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Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - basmati Rice
  • 1 cup - lima beans
  • 1 cup - regular Milk or Coconut Milk
  • 1 - large beetroot, chopped to medium size pieces
  • 1 - large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 - large Tomato
  • 6 - green chillies, small size, slit them
  • 1/4 bunch - Cilantro (kothamalli)
  • 1/4 bunch - pudhina(mint)
  • 4 - Garlic pods
  • 1 inch piece - Ginger
  • 3 tsp - finely chopped Fenugreek leaves, to subside the sweetness of Beetroot
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

How to Make Beetroot and Lima Bean Biryani

  • Wash and dry the basmati rice for a few hours (or a day) before you plan to make the biriyani.
  • Fry the rice in oil/butter/ghee till it turns a little white and keep aside.
  • Add oil/ghee to the pan and fry the onions till they turn pink, then add chillies and fry.
  • Grind together ginger and garlic, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Grind the cilantro, pudhina and methi and add them; fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Grind the tomato and add to the pan.
  • Add the garam masala, turmeric powder and fry for 5 minutes. The powders should be cooked well.
  • Add the beetroot and lima beans, and cook for a while. Add salt.
  • Now add the rice, 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of water.
  • For basmati, use about 1.5 cups of water per cup of rice.
  • Cook for 11 - 14 minutes without a whistle over medium fire.