Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Soya & Butter Beans Pulao With Coriander & Mint Stalks

Summer vacation is approaching really faster, we will be leaving for few days to South France to enjoy the hot sun,am so happy that i'll be leaving soon for 15days of relax, no cooking and washing etc during those days..We guys are very much excited and i terribly need some vacation....I saw recently at Kiran's Mint & Cilantro Stalks Pulao, i got hooked to this beautiful dish, where she used the mint and coriander stalks instead of their leaves, truly unique na..Sometimes i wont throw the coriander leaves and i used make dals or i'll add while grinding masala for kurmas, but never used mint stalks while cooking, i really want to give a try to her pulao with stalks..Instead of making just simply with rice and grounded masala with stalks, i cooked few soya chunks and used some butter beans to give more taste to my pulao, thanks to Kiran for sharing this beautiful pulao, we guys enjoyed a lot with raita for our sterday lunch..

Soya & Butter Beans Pulao

2cups Basmati rice
3cups Coconut milk
1no Onion (big & chopped)
1cup Soya chunks
1cup Butter beans (soaked &pressure cooked)
1no Whole spices (bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick& cardamom)
Oil
Salt

To Grind:
1/2cup Mint stalks (chopped)
1/4cup Coriander stalks (chopped)
1no Green chillies
2nos Dry red chillies
5nos Garlic cloves
1inch Ginger pieces (chopped)
2tbsp Coconut
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
5nos Peppercorns

Grind all the ingredients together as fine paste given in the list 'To grind', cook the soya chunks with enough water and salt, once they doubled their volume, drain the excess of water and keep aside..Soak the rice and fry it in a pan with few drops of oil, until they get a shiny texture, keep aside...Meanwhile heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, fry the whole spices, add immediately the chopped onions and saute until the onions turns trasnculent, now add the already cooked soya chunks,butter beans and saute for few seconds, immediately add the grounded paste and cook everything in simmer until the oil gets separates..

Now add the coconut milk and bring to boil..add the rice and salt, cook everything in pressure cooker with lid closed, cook in simmer for few minutes until the rice get cooked...put off the stove..Serve immediately with any sort of raitas..

45 comments:

  1. I want to join you guys too.
    School holiday starts jully 1st here. But we are going to holiday end of jully as Shyama is getting 18 then.
    Enjoy your holiday and now cooking and doing dishes.

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  2. Priya, even I use the stalks only in grinding masalas but never used them for cooking directly.
    You are quite innovative..I must say!

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  3. happy vacation dear!!!!
    Rice looks delicious :-)

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  4. Priya,,hmm nalla vacation enjoy pannunga vacation odanae ungalukku no cooking n no washing thaan mudhalla gyabagam varutha,,,,hmmm pulao nalla seithurukeenga paa nalla combination..

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  5. Enjoy ur holidays Priya :) The dish looks very nice. Do you that we can use the roots of coriander too? You can get coriander with roots in chinese shop.

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  6. gr8 priya..i am sure u will have too much of fun we definately need a break sometimes with all our regular household work...njoy !! and wht lovely colour dear..looks very inviting

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  7. same here priya. Planning for a vacation( badly needed). The pulao looks mouthwatering. that triggered my hunger pangs

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  8. oohhh great enjoy your vacation dear. very flavorfull pulao recipe I too use stalks some time when they are tender stalks give a different aroma to the dish superb color Priya looks yummmmmm.

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  10. Happy Holidays...Enjoy it....Nice way to use mint and cilantro stalks...Thanks for sharing...

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  11. Love this dish. I make it at home too instead of throwing it away!

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  12. Wow! This is sure leafy and healthy! I'm hungry right now! Have a happy vacation!

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  13. South of France! YAY! Sounds fabulous, have fun. I am too off blogging for a month, see you in July. Love the refreshing and healthy dish.

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  14. priya enjoy ur vaccation..no washing n cooking thats the first thing u r clearing just before getting started ..thats good.
    the pulao looks so delicious..using the stalks and soy nice combination butter beans is my favorite..really a healthy one

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  15. Such a flavorful and yummy pulao..loved it...delicious..

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  16. Have a lovely time! I love South of France...so beautiful :-)

    Pulao looks yumm!

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  17. Priya enjoy your vacation to the fullest!!! Pulav looks delicious...I can in fact smell the aroma from here ;-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. Nice pulav packed with flavours.
    Enjoy your holidays Priya, we'll miss you from blogging:-(

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  19. Everytime I visit your blog, my mouth waters=)

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  20. Healthy n aromatic rice recipe...Enjoy ur break..

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  21. Enjoy your holidays dear..wonderful and flavorful pulav recipe..thanks for sharing.

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  22. Happy holidays...colourful & yummy pulao..

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  23. Grinding Mint stalks does sound like a terrific way to salvage them!! Will keep this in mind and let you know if I manage to make this anytime soon. Thanks!

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  24. I have been having bad luck with pulao but yours looks so good, I may be inspired to try another one soon! Have a great time in France :)

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  25. Excellent Pulao as always.
    Enjoy your vacation Priya.Do update us about your trip if possible.

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  26. Priya, nice twist to Kiran's recipe and it looks really great too. I will try out the ground masala too as it looks very new and wanted to try it since Kiran posted, sounds interesting and delicious :)

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  27. very healthy recipe... soya ,beans pulao ... nice clik

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  28. So mouthwatering and refreshing recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

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  29. Hi Priya,
    Enjoy your much deserved vacation! Pulav looks delicious! I'm feeling bad that I threw the cilantro and mint stalks that I used to make the mint water for the pani puri yesterday. I have used cilantro stems in several dishes in the past but the idea of using mint stalks is new to me. Looks great!

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  30. Yummy Pulao! Enjoy your vacation.

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  31. Nice pulao priya. Enjoy your vacation

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  32. Yummy Pulav Thanks for sharing ..enjoi ur vacation

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  33. Butter beans in pulao sounds so delicious...fantastic dear!

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  34. Wow 15 days vacation...Cool..Enjoy your vacation Priya..Pulao looks delicious.Actually I was planning to do something with mint stalks for Nithu's event..Pulao is a good choice..

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  35. Wow, this pulao sounds and looks amazing...what, with coconut milk, soy chunks and all those wonderful spices, how can it not be? Enjoy your vacation :)

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  36. Great looking pulav Priya..

    Have a great vacation..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  37. So tasty and delicious.Healthy too.

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  38. Priya,
    Thank you for trying my recipe and adding additional flavors to it.Next time I will try your version.Adding soya chunks and beans must have tasted delicious.

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  39. Wishing you great holidays in South of France, hope you'll have a lovely weather.
    This pulao looks very delicious and full of flavours! yumm!

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  40. Tempting green pulav with soya... Nice and yum.

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