Double Beans Pulao


Double Beans Pulao
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs

Pulaos and Biryanis are always welcome with Indians anytime. They are versatile as a center piece of a party buffet or as a one dish family meal. This hearty pulao, bursting with the aroma of freshly ground spices and minced herbs is easy to make, especially in Panasonic automatic cooker.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Author: Chandri Bhat
  • Basmati Rice 2 cup (450gm)
  • Cloves 4
  • Cinnamon 2 pieces, 2.5cm each
  • Cardamom 4 (use only the seeds)
  • Poppy seeds (khus-khus) 2 teaspoons
  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Mace 2 blades
  • Onion 300 gm
  • Garlic 6-8 flakes
  • Ginger 3cm piece
  • Mint leaves A handful (½ cup chopped)
  • Coriander leaves A handful (½ cup chopped)
  • Green chillies 2
  • Ghee or oil 3 tablespoons
  • Star anise (chakra Phool) 2
  • Shah jeera ¼ teaspoon
  • Chilli powder 1 teaspoon, or to taste
  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh double beans 1 ½ cup (300 gm approx)
  • Salt to taste
Garnish with
  • Fried cashew nuts
  • Fried raisins
  • Chopped mint
  • Coriander leaves
Recipe Notes

Step 1

Wash the rice well and drain away all the water. Add 4 cups of water and leave aside to soak for 15-20 minutes. Coarsely powder the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, poppy seeds, fennel seeds and mace together (I use a Panasonic Mixer-Grinder). Slice the onions thinly. Mince garlic, ginger, mint, coriander and green chillies.

Step 2

Double Beans Pulao
Double Beans Pulao
Pour the ghee or oil in the cooking pan (preferably non-stick) of the cooker. Press the switch to ‘Cooking’. Add star anise(chakra Phool) and shahjeera. After a few seconds, add onion and continue to cook stirring occasionally until the onion turns golden brown (If the switch moves to ‘Keep Warm’ during this time, wait for about 1 ½ minutes and then switch it to ‘Cooking’ again. This will not interfere with the cooking of onions).

Step 3

Double Beans Pulao
Add the spice powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and the minced ingredients. Stir a couple of times. Add the beans.

Step 4

Add the rice with the soaking water. Add salt to taste. Cover the cooking pan with the lid and let the Pulao cook.
Double Beans Pulao

Step 5

Double Beans Pulao
When the Pulao is done, the switch will move to ‘Keep warm’. Leave without disturbing for 10-15 minutes. Switch Off the Automatic Cooker, and gently mix the Pulao with a flat, light spatula.

Step 6

Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish and serve hot with Beetroot raitha
Double Beans Pulao
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