Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mixed Beans Rice

This is my Mom’s recipe and is different in flavor and taste as only Beans is used; ofcourse many varieties of Beans. She makes this along with Vegetable Kurma and Onion Raita.


Mixed Beans ¾ cup (200ml cup); I used Peas, Red Kidney Beans(Rajma) and Mochai Kottai (Seeds of Indian/Hyacinth Beans).
Tomato (Medium) 1
Chilli Powder ½ tsp
Coriander Powder ¾ tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Green Chillies 2
Pudina and Coriander Leaves Few
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 ¼ tsp
Rice 1 ½ cups
Butter + Oil

Whole Garam Masala

Cloves 2
Green Cardamom 2
Cinnamon sticks few
Bay Leaves 1-2
Aniseeds 1/8 tsp


Soak Red Kidney Beans for 5-6 hrs and pressure cook them for 1-2 whistles. Soak Basmati Rice for 20-30 minutes. Puree the Tomato.
Chop Onions lengthwise. Slit Chillies.


Heat Butter and Oil in a Cooker. Add whole Garam Masala. When Aniseeds crackle and others turn slightly brown, add Pudina & Coriander Leaves, Chillies, Ginger-Garlic Paste and Onions. Fry till they are slightly brown.

Now add Tomato Paste and all the Powders. Mix well and fry till the oil separates. Now add all the Beans along with Rajma. Saute for a while. Now add Water and Salt. Cook for one whistle.

Serves: 2
Serve with Vegetable Kurma and Raita.

Notes: You can also add Double Beans and Butter Beans like my Mom. When fresh Beans is used, the taste of the Rice is very much better.

Sending this recipe to Signature Recipes of Saras’ Kitchen, Sobha Shyam’s Proteinicious Event and to Iftar Moments of Taste of Pearl City.


Vimitha Durai said...

Such a healthy and delicious recipe dear...

Laxmipriya said...

Thx Vimitha for your super fast comment..

Deepthi KR said...

It awesome, it could be a great entry to Quick and easy recipe event in my blog. can you step ahead and link your entry

Event-Healthy Snacks-GFR
Event-QUick and Easy recipes-FBN

Madhu said...

I love this recipe. It is a nice idea to use different kinds of beans

Anonymous said...

Woww.. this is one healthy recipe.. Looks yummy too :D

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Comforting & nutritious recipe.. Thanks for sending your entry to my event dear..

Mugdha said...

very nice idea..looks reall delicious...u r gr8...:)

Unknown said...

very healthy....

aipi said...

Comfy n delicious! Nice way to sneak in proteins :)
US Masala

Unknown said...

lovely recipes with proteins. I like with raitha.


Priya Sreeram said...

nice recipe with mixed beans- good looking rice !

Shobha said...

This is tasty and healthy.

Padhu Sankar said...

A protein packed and healthy rice dish

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, lovely rice, very healthy n delicious, thanx for linking it to my event!!

Amritha Kalyani said...

Very delicious and healthy too. I like the spices in it. Aromatic food.. Looks tempting..

Raks said...

Nice recipe,should be very healthy too!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

very very healthy recipe.

Treat and Trick said...

Great combo and looks very tasty!

Vardhini said...

Healthy and tasty Laxmi.

Regarding the idli, yes we grind dal and rice separately for regular idli, but for Kanchipuram idli we want it to be coarse and so we grind it together.

Event: Fast food not Fat food

Umm Mymoonah said...

Healthy and delicious one, thank you for sending it to Iftar Moments :)

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Healthy and interesting rice.