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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Double Beans Pulao-Double Beans Rice-Healthy Lunch Box Recipes

Myself and my kids love one pot meals especially rice dishes and our favorite among rice dishes have always been pulaos and biryanis. This double beans pulao is packed with protein and is great for school going kids. It can be had for lunch, dinner or can be packed for office or school lunch boxes. It goes well with a simple raita. Today we will learn how to make a delicious, protein packed Double beans rice following this easy recipe.
Double Beans Rice

How to make Double Beans Pulao

Prep Time- 15 mins
Cook Time- 20 mins
Serves- 2

Ingredients needed

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Onion - 2 or 1 big
Double beans - 1/4 cup
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Salt as needed - (It is approximately 2 tsp flat for 1 cup of rice)
Thin coconut milk - 2 cups (for cooking rice)
Fresh Lemon juice- 1 tbsp

For Grinding 

Green Chilli - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece 
Garlic - 4 cloves
Pearl onions - 4-5

For the Seasoning 

Oil -2 tbsp
Cloves -2
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Cardamom -1


Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes. Drain the water completely. Fry the rice in a tsp of ghee for 2-3 minutes just to give a nice flavor to the rice.

Grind ginger, garlic, green chillies and pearl onions to a fine paste and keep it ready.

Extract thin coconut milk and keep it ready. Check this post to know how to extract coconut milk. If you have ready made coconut milk, dilute 1/4 cup of coconut milk with water.

Soak double beans and peas overnight or for 5-6 hours and pressure cook with very less salt until soft. If using fresh ones, avoid soaking.

Slice onions thinly lengthwise.


Heat a oil in a kadai/pan, add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and saute for 2-3 seconds.

Then add onions and saute until it turns pink.

sauteing onions

Once the onions turn pink, add the ground paste and saute on low flame until the raw flavor goes and oil separates.

how to make double beans pulao

Add the cooked double beans, peas, rice, garam masala powder, salt needed and mix well.

preparation of double beans rice

Add thin coconut milk and lemon juice. You can check for salt at this stage by tasting the water. If required, add needed salt. Cook rice until done.

If you are preparing directly in the cooker/pressure pan, close the cooker without the weight. Once the rice is half cooked, stir the contents, close the cooker, put the weight and cook simmered for another 4-5 minutes. Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and serve hot with a simple raita/pachadi of your choice.

You can pressure cook rice in a separate vessel or directly in the cooker or you can cook rice in a rice cooker or in a pan with a lid.You can follow any method which is comfortable for you. Check out how to cook basmati rice for more details.

double beans rice

Note - Adding thin coconut milk is optional but it gives the pulao a nice taste. You can add water instead of coconut milk.

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  1. Double beans pulao looks delicious. Protein packed lunch recipe.

  2. planning to prepare this today very tempting

  3. Lovely Rice Padhu,,, in fact perfect recipe to make with beans :)

  4. Thanks Padhu for sharing the healthy receipe... When you get a chance can you share some receipes with Cabbage pls

  5. Dear Padhu, the taste is just awesome. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your recipes. Keep posting them. Stay blessed!

  6. Dear Padhu. The taste is just awesome. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more of your recipes. Keep posting. Stay blessed!

  7. nice recipe, kindly share some recipes made by soya beans such as idli, chapathi

  8. How many whistles to cook double beans?

  9. This looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Adding lemon is very much necessary or optional?

    1. It gives a brighter color and rice will not clump together.

  11. Mmmmm v v v yummy. Thanks for sharing 😋

  12. Hi padhu im big fan of ur cooking i hv tried recipes all hv come up very wel...all the best keep going plz do help us with more more recipes and for healthy food for kid's...thank u dear

  13. I am new to your site. Came looking for double beans recipes. This is absolutely delicious. The whole family loved it. Will definitely visit again :-)


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