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Friday, February 24, 2012

Lima Beans Pulao


Lima beans pulao - another protein packed, delicious rice dish is my second day entry for Blogging Marathon # 13. If rice dishes are meant for kids' lunch boxes, I try adding protein in one form or another and this lima bean pulao is an example. My older one is 13 and can handle spicy food better than me and so this recipe works for older kids like him. If serving younger ones, reduce the green chillies or omit the cloves / ginger or whatever changes suit you to make this rice dish milder.

Ingredients (Yield 3 servings)
1 cup Basmati rice
Soaked baby lima beans - 3/4 cup (Soak lima beans over night.)*
2 handfuls cilantro / fresh coriander leaves
2 - 3 Tbsp coconut
2 cloves
1 inch cinnamon piece
1 inch piece ginger
2 green chillies (Adjust accordingly.)
salt to taste
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
* If using canned beans, add 1 & 1/2 cups lima beans. Rinse well before using and add along with the cilantro paste.

Method:
* Cook rice and lima beans adding 2 cups of water. Keep aside and let cool.
* Grind cilantro, coconut, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and green chillies together to a paste.
* Heat oil in a pan / kadai and add cumin seeds. When they start to brown, add the ground paste and saute until the raw smell is gone.
* Add salt and the rice - bean mixture to the pan and mix well so that rice is coated uniformly with the sauteed paste. Turn off the stove.
* This can be served plain or with yogurt / raita.


Check here to find out what the other marathoners participating in this BM are cooking.

29 comments:

Harini said...

Good one. I also make it a point to include some protein in the rice.

Smitha said...

this is a good!.....i just dont bother to grind them lol!...delicious!

Hema said...

Very yummy, great clicks, especially the last one..

Rasi said...

I have never had this bean..should try this !

Anu said...

Good one. Looks inviting

sangee vijay said...

very yummy n nice recipe....rice looks inviting!!
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Kanan said...

looking mouthwatering

Sravs said...

Proteins filled pulao !! very inviting too !!

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Vardhini said...

Perfect lunchbox rice. Healthy and tasty.

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vaishali sabnani said...

wow they look so cool!..look great!

Srivalli said...

Great to know your older one can handle spicy food..my daughter has started having a liking to that..and it's so nice to know I need not cook separately for her....rice looks so good..

Poonam Borkar said...

delicious pulao..looks so inviting..loved your space..glad to follow u..do visit mine in your free time!! :)
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks lovely and interesting

Prathibha said...

Love this kind of beans pulav..just like the bite of beans in pulavs..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Rice looks so inviting...

kitchen queen said...

lovely delicious and tempting pulao

maha said...

wow..so spicy and yummy.....looks awesome

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Purabi Naha said...

This looks awesome!! Loved the droolworthy pictures. Bookmarked!
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A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Lovely presentation ...

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks awesome suma!!

Archana Vivek said...

looks awesome and beautiful color

PriyaVaasu said...

Very inviting!!!!

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome.... yummy too

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Rekha shoban said...

~healthy and yummy pulao....nice click dear!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

i have heard so much about the health benifits of this bean.. looks great

Rujuta said...

Healthy recipe...will def try this out... Rice looks delicious..

Hemavathi Murari said...

I am not sure if we get lima beans here. Suma, the texture looks so great and picture is clear.


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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks fabulous :)

Archana said...

Never did I think I can use averekai like this. yummy one.