Beans Pulao

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 cups- long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup- beans (boiled)
  • 1 tbsp - broken cashews
  • 1 tbsp - small raisins
  • 4 -green chillies, slit
  • 1 tbsp - coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2- onions (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 3-4 pinches of asafoetida
  • 2 -cloves
  • 2- bay leaves
  • 2 -cardamom pods
  • 1 inch -cinnamon
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp - ghee or oil
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice -to taste

How to Make Beans Pulao

  • Wash and soak rice in salted water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil, fry onions till crisp. Drain.
  • Fry cashews till light brown, drain, keep aside.
  • Add cumin seeds to remaining oil, allow to splutter.
  • Add asafoetida, cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, and stir.
  • Add green chillies, drained rice, and stir gently till well coated. Add raisins.
  • Add 6 cups of water, bring to a boil. Simmer covered till 3/4 done.
  • Add more water if required. Add beans, fried cashew, onions (save some for garnish), garam masala, salt and lemon juice to taste.
  • Stir gently with a spatula. Cover and finish cooking till all water evaporates.
  • Garnish with coriander and the reserved fried onions.
  • Serve hot with kadhi or a spicy curry.