Monday, February 6, 2012

Beans Briyani / Beans Pulav – Lunch Box Recipes / Simple Rice Recipes

If you need any quick Rice Dish to take for office or pack in kids lunch box  then this is the answer..It is a simple yet very flavourful pulav..I served it with Cucumber and Soya Chunks Korma..Will Post that soon in YUMMY TUMMY..Hope you like this and tell me how it cameout..

Beans Briyani Recipe


Basmati Rice – 2 cups (soaked)
Onion -1 sliced
Tomato – 1 chopped
Beans – 2 cups cut into inch pieces
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli podi -1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder -2 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu -1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai -1 small stick
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn
Ghee – 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro –for garnishing
Salt to taste
Water – 4 cups


Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Drain it and set aside.

Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin, fennel, cinnamon and fry for 30 sec.

Add in onions and mix well.Add in tomatoes and mix well..Cook for 5 mins.

Add in turmeric, chilli, coriander and garam masala powder and mix well.

Add in beans and mix well. Cook for 5 mins so that the raw smell goes from that.

Now add in drained rice and mix well.. Pour  4 cups of water and season with salt.

Bring this to boil and cover and cook for 2 whistles and simmer for 10 mins.

Let the pressure go by itself.. Open it up and drizzle 1 tsp of ghee over top and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with raita..

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