Butter Beans Pulao

Source : My mom

Ingredients :

Butter beans -- 1 cup ,soaked & cooked
Basmati rice -- 2 cups
Onion -- 1 no., Julienned
Tomato --1/2 no. , chopped
Mint leaves -- a handful
Coriander leaves -- a handful
Garam masala powder -- 1/4 tsp
Oil -- 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds --  1 tsp
Salt -- to taste
Turmeric powder -- a big pinch

To grind :

Coconut -- 2 tbsp
Dry red chillies -- 2 nos.
Green chilly -- 1 no.
Onion -- 1/3 cup , chopped
Fennel seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Ginger -- 1/4 in piece
Garlic -- 4 nos, peeled

Method :
  • Soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes . Soak the butter beans ( I used dried beans ) overnite and pressure cook till al dente / until firm. Took me 1 whistle.
  • Grind the ingredients given in the seperate table (except coconut )to a fine paste and atlast add the shredded coconut and grind it little coarsely and keep aside.
  • Heat a kadai with the oil and do the seasoning with the fennel seeeds . Stir in the chopped onions + salt and scald well until it turns glossy and golden . Now add the wet masala paste and combine well. Add the turmeric powder as well. Mix well and cover the kadai. Continue cooking the masala in medium low heat for another 5 minutes , till u get of the raw smell of the masala and the oil leaves the sides.
  • Add the mint leaves and the coriander leaves and mix well with the masala. Now add the cooked butter beans and combine well.
  • After a minute , throw in the soaked rice and stir gently in the masala without breaking the rice. Add the tomatoes and garam masala at this stage and mix well. ( I like to add tomatoes atlast) Add 3 cups of water  and mix  everything well. Check for the salt and adjust acc to taste.
  • Cover and cook for10 minutes / until the rice gets cooked. Open the lid and use a fork to dig in to mix well.
  • Serve with raita n Njoy !!!

Notes :
  • Adding mint leaves is a must.
  • U amy add the tomatoes in the beginning itself like u do for any other pulao / biriyani.
  • This pulao  taste  exactly like biriyani..
Sending this to Aipi n Priya's BOOKMARKED EVENT

Happy eating guys,


  1. Lovely n yummy pulav...love butter beans

  2. amsure it tasted heaven....thxfor the share

  3. Pulao looks so delicious ..nice colour

  4. Looks delicious...wonderful clicks..glad to follow u :)

  5. Delicious Pulav,luks gr8!Loved ur version...

  6. looks perfect and delicious dear :)

  7. Healthy and delicious recipe.. looks really good .. thanks for the amazing recipe dear.. gr8 job !!
    Indian Cuisine

  8. So colorful and yum.Inviting you to follow my blog.

  9. Truly inviting and very delicious wonderful looking pulao,any leftover there??..

  10. I really like the flavour of butter beans...adding these in pulao sounds like a wonderful idea...love the colour too.

  11. makes this healthy with butter beans N all .. looks good too

  12. ரொம்ப கலர்புல்லான ஹெல்தியான புலாவ்...சூப்பர்ப்...குழந்தைகள் ரொம்ப விரும்பி சாப்பிடுவாங்க...கலக்கல்...

  13. This looks so yummy & inviting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. very new dish but looks yummilicious.

  15. I make something similar regularly and one version of it is on my blog too - ur version looks yumm and delish !

  16. Yummy pulao.. I tried canned butter beans once to make pulao.. but it was not a hit.
    will try ur version..

  17. Wholesome n protein packed ~ the color you got is awesome!
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
    US Masala

  18. A very scrumptious pulao here! So tasty!

  19. Yum yum rice,makes me hungry..beautiful clicks dear.

  20. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for the recipe :)

  21. Wonderful pulao.......so many flavours!!!!! Looks absolutely tempting!!!

  22. You are a queen of pulao. Looks awesome delicious.

  23. rice looks so gorgeous.love ur picture seriously.

  24. what a rich and lovely color! uber delicious pulao!

  25. Colourful and yummy pulav. Love to try and yours egg dum briyani is superb. Yummy.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  26. lovely healthy pulao...the fibre and carbs are just so right for the healthy diet! shall see u around!

  27. wonderful flavourful rice looks fabulous

  28. Healthy pulao .. love the color .. yum yum .. First time here .. Happy to follow you for more yummy stuff ..

    Drop by my space when you get a chance and would love for you to follow me too :)


  29. Delicious pulao, never tried pulao with butter beans!

    Appetite Treats

  30. Looks colorful and delicious pulao.

  31. that looks incredible..love the cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

  32. looks fab shanavi- love the texture and color

  33. Hi shobana,i tried ur this pulao,came out very well..thxs for sharing this recipe.soon i will post it!!




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