Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Navadhaniya Pulao/9 Beans Pulao

9 beans, usually i make them myself as i always have beans in my pantry, beans are rich in proteins and obviously i love to add them quite often in our diet. Earlier HD wasnt a great fan of beans but finally he started loving them as i never forget to feed with beans. If you are a regular visitor of my blog, i have already shared tips for freezing beans, actually dry beans are much needed to soak a day before to dish out dishes with them, but i have been following a simple method since few years. Yes i usually soak them in huge quantity, the next day i'll drain the water and pat dry them. After pat drying i'll freeze them in freezer friendly zip lock bags for further use. While pressure cooking, just drop enough frozen beans directly to the cooker, wash it with enough water, add salt and cook them. Your beans are ready to make dishes out of it.Do follow this method and see how handy this method is.

9Beans Pulao, Navadhaniya Pulao

Obviously my freezer will always have ready to cook beans, and during weekdays they are really handy to cook protein packed masalas or one pot meal. One of my recent lunch with beans is this healthy and prefect one post meal aka 9 beans pulao. This pulao gets ready easily if you follow my method of ready to use beans. However this pulao makes an excellent lunch or dinner, also easy to carry in your lunch box. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Rice dishes as theme, needless to say that this pulao is going to be a part of this week's theme.

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2cups Cooked basmati rice
2cups Mixed 9 beans (cooked)
1no Onion (large and chopped finely)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2cup Tomato Puree
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1no Bay leaves
1tsp Fennel seeds

Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add enough oil, fry the bayleaves,fennel seeds until they turns brown.

Add immediately the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste,slit opened green chillies and saute until the onions turns transculent and the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes away.

Now add the already prepared tomato puree,garam masala powder,cumin powder to the cooking onions,cook everything in simmer for few minutes.

Finally add the cooked beans, cook for few more minutes.

Add the already cooked rice to this beans mixture, toss everything gently until the rice gets well coated with the masala.

Put off the stove, add the pepper powder, give a gentle toss again.

Serve with your favourite side dish or raitas.

Navadhanya pulav, Navadhaniya Pulao


Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

What a yummy protein rich rice dish. Sounds filling and delicious.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect protein filled flavorful dish

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

What a super idea to use the mixed beans to make the pulao nutritious. Love the dish in which you served the pulao.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

YumM yumm! I a, going to make this tomorrow ...or wait, today!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting use of the bean mix. I am going to try it soon.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Super healthy idea for a one pot meal.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This would be a great recipe to make with the 9 dry bean mixture packaged for soups. I must try it.