Green Beans & Carrot Pulao
If you happen to visit my blog regularly ,you must be knowing my love for rice based one pot meals .I would want to add rice in my menu everyday, but others in the family doesn’t have the equivalent love for rice.Because of this behavior ,I sometimes got teased by them, that you should have born in the South or West and that way you would have been eating rice every day.
I love making pulavs in pressure cooker. I know it does sound weird, but I do and don’t know why, I just can’t use open pan .However, I know that the results would be far better in a pan but still I wouldn’t dare to do so.
Coming to the recipe ,this is a very simple rice pilaf with green beans and carrots.This is very easy to make and can be served as a perfect lunch box recipe for kids.
Dish-Beans and Carrot Pulao
1 cup Basmati rice
1/2 cup green beans,chopped
1/2 cup baby carrots ,diced or whole
2 green chilies,chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup coriander leaves,chopped
2-3 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
salt to taste
Heat oil in a saucepan or pressure cooker .Add cumin seeds ,bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon stick and onions.Saute till onions are golden brown in color.
Now add beans and carrots ,cook covered for 5 minutes.
Add all the spices powders and salt,stir and add washed and drained basmati rice.
Cook for 2-3 minutes.Now add 2 cups water and close the lid .Cook for 1 whistle or until done if using the saucepan.
Remove from heat and sprinkle coriander leaves.
Serve hot with pickle and curd.
Best paired with curd.
Serve-2 Cooking time-20 minutes