Double Beans Pulao is a delicious Indian rice dish with double beans (Lima beans) and aromatic spices. The dish is typically prepared by sautéing onions, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic in oil, then adding cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom to create a flavorful base. The double beans are added to the pot, spice powders, and rice; the mixture is cooked until the rice is tender and fluffy.
Double beans are a good source of protein, fibre, and other nutrients, making them a healthy addition to this delicious, hearty and wholesome rice dish. The pulao can be a main course with raita or other Indian curries and gravies.
Double Beans and its Benefits
Double beans are a type of legume loved for its nutty flavour and creamy texture. They are also known as lima beans or butter beans and are a popular ingredient in many cuisines worldwide.
Double beans are often used in soups, stews, salads, and curries as they add a hearty and filling element. They are a good source of protein, fibre, and vitamins, making them a nutritious addition to any meal.
One of the best things about double beans is how versatile they are. They can be cooked in various ways, such as boiling, steaming, or pressure cooking.
Reasons to love Double Beans Rice
Nutritious and healthy: Double beans are a great source of protein, fibre, and other nutrients, making double beans pulao a healthy and nutritious meal option. It’s a great way to incorporate healthy ingredients into your diet while enjoying a delicious meal.
Easy to make: Double beans pulao is a simple dish that can be made with just a few ingredients. It’s a great option for a quick and easy meal that’s both filling and satisfying.
One Pot Meal: Double Beans Rice is a simple and easy dish that can be made with just a few ingredients. It’s an excellent option for a quick and easy meal that requires minimal preparation and cleanup.
You will love this One Pot Pulao for its easy preparation, delicious flavour, versatility, and nutritious ingredients. It’s a perfect meal option for busy weeknights or when you’re short on time but still want a satisfying and flavorful meal.
How to make Double Beans Pulao in pressure cooker
Wash and soak Basmati Rice in water for 20 minutes.
Add oil/ghee to a pressure cooker. Add fennel seeds/ saunf, cloves, cinnamon stick, Bay Leaf, and star anise. Sauté for a minute. Add green chili and sliced onion. Sauté.
Add small tomato. Sauté.
Add a handful of mint and coriander leaves. Add Turmeric powder, Garam masala powder, and Red chilli powder. Cook for a few minutes.
Add double beans. Mix. Add salt.
Add water. Once it starts boiling, drain the water from the basmati rice and add the rice. Mix. Cook for two whistles on medium flame.
Switch off. Let the pressure release naturally. Open.
Add 1 tsp ghee. Gently fluff the pulao and serve with raita.
What kind of Double Beans to be used in this Pulao
I have used frozen double beans in this recipe. You can use fresh, frozen or dried beans to make this Pulao. If using fresh or frozen double beans, you can directly use them in the Pulao. If you are using dried double beans, soak them overnight and then pressure cook for 2 whistles.
How to serve Double Beans Pulao
Double beans pulao is a versatile dish that can be served in a variety of ways. Here are some serving suggestions:
With Raita: Double beans pulao can be served as a main course alongside raita (a yogurt-based side dish), papad (a crispy Indian snack), and a salad. It’s a filling and nutritious meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Try my Okra Raita or
Roasted Eggplant Raita along with this pulao. You will love it.
With pickles and chutneys: Indian pickles and chutneys add flavour to double beans pulao. Serve it with mango pickle, mint chutney, or onion relish for a tasty and tangy twist. I love having this mild pulao with my Tomato Thokku. Do try out this combination!
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Double Beans Pulao
- 3/4 cup Double Beans / Lima Beans I have used frozen beans
- 1 cup Basmati Rice
- 3 tsp Oil
- 1 tsp Fennel Seeds/Saunf
- 2 Cloves
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 Star Anise
- 1 Green Chilli
- 1 Onion thinly sliced
- 1 Tomato finely chopped
- Mint Leaves a handful
- Coriander Leaves a handful
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- Salt as needed
- 1 & 1/2 cups Water
- 1 tsp Ghee
- Wash and soak 1 cup Basmati Rice in water for 20 minutes.
- Add oil to a pressure cooker. Add saunf, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay Leaf, star anise. Sauté until a nice fragrance comes.
- Add green chilli and sliced onion. Sauté until the onion changes colour slightly.
- Add a finely chopped tomato. Sauté till it becomes slightly mushy. Add a handful of mint and coriander leaves. Cook for a minute.
- Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, and red chilli powder. Cook for a minute.
- Add double beans. Mix well. Add salt to your taste.
- Add water. Once it starts boiling, drain the water from basmati rice and add the rice. Mix. Cook for two whistles on medium flame. Switch off.
- Let the pressure release naturally. Open. Add 1 tsp ghee. Gently fluff the pulao and serve with raita or any gravy.