Sunday, October 13, 2013

Butter Beans & Coconut Pulao

Pulao or biryani, i dont mind eating them anytime of the day, yes i love it that much. Pulao goes for a quick preparation when compared to biryani.Vegetable or beans anything works wonder in pulao and i love to add both vegetables and beans together in pulao just to feed my kids easily as they love pulao or biryanis very much. This wonderful one pot meal suits prefectly even for a sunday lunch and tastes more delicious when served along with spicy chicken curry or paneer based curry.

Today am here with an another quick,nutritious and flavourful pulao i prepared with butterbeans and with a spiced coconut milk. This pulao may sounds almost like ghee rice or coconut pulao but the addition of butterbeans make it more interesting. I didnt add any veggies but still you can  add vegetables like green peas,carrot and beans. If you dont like butterbeans, just replace it with paneer cubes.Its 2nd sunday of the month and since i belong to a group of friends who blogs on sunday for the event Let's Brunch On Sundays am posting this incredible,aromatic and nutritious one pot meal today. Do you know the main motto of this event is to blog on sundays since  most of the bloggers couldnt able to feed their blog babies during weekdays coz of their busy schedules, so myself and Veena both planned to create an event to cook and post a dish which goes under Sunday brunch,lunch or dinner.Sending MLLA 64 guest hosted by Lourdes Princy, event by Lisa and Susan.

2cups Basmati rice (washed and soaked for half an hour)
2nos Onions (sliced thinly)
6nos Garlic cloves
1cup Cooked butter beans or else as more as you desire
2nos Whole spices (bayleaves,cloves,cinnamon sticks,cardamoms)
Chopped mint leaves

To grind:
1/2cup Mint leaves
1cup Grated coconut
6nos Green chillies (more or less as u desire)

Grind the mint leaves,coconut and green chillies as fine paste.

Squeeze out the spiced coconut milk and add more water to make 4cups of coconut milk and keep aside.

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker,fry the whole spices until they turns brown.

Add the garlic cloves, fry until they turns slightly brown, then add the sliced onions and saute until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the rice and saute for few minutes.

Finally add the cooked butter beans, give a stir.

Now add the spiced coconut milk,salt to the rice, cook everything in simmer with lid closed until the rice gets well cooked.

Add the chopped mint leaves, toss the pulao gently

Serve with raitas.


  1. Protein rich delicious rice bowl..

  2. the pulao looks too good and crunchy....

  3. Wow. Lovely pulao.
    Love the clicks
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lovely and nutritious one pot meal dear .I love one pot meals

  5. Awesome pulao. Love the combo of beans and coconut.

  6. Nutritious pulav, love to have it with spicy chicken masala...

  7. perfect one pot meal.. I love butter beans rice too

  8. so filling and flavorful pulao, loved the addition of butter beans...too good recipe Priya!

  9. Protein packed and delicious pulao.

  10. Love the wonderful combination of ingredients in this dish.

  11. I always love coconut in pulav have made it more superb with butterbeans too. Want that for my lunch now:)

  12. Love the click,tempting healthy pulao.

  13. Love the way you have cooked the rice as separate grains .
    Looks beautiful

  14. Delicious looking pulao...Like the ground coconut mint paste you added

  15. unique combo sis :) must be very flavorful

  16. Very nice combo, this should have tasted divine..

  17. Aks superb platter this rice looks delicious


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