Lima Beans Biryani is easy to make one-pot meal that's healthy and filling as well with lima beans, mixed vegetables included in it.
When I was deciding on the letter L, I thought of Lobia, Lilva, and couldn't go any further. Suddenly something struck me that I could use Lima Beans as well. These beans are always so confusing. We call something something, when it is actually something else!
That's exactly what happened. I soaked Double Beans, after reading about beans where it was written that Double Beans are also called Lima Beans. I went ahead cooked and enjoyed that meal as well when I again checked and landed in confusion.
A quick discussion with my BM buddies told me that I could be wrong. However, it was too late, I was fixed on it and the happiness that comes from striking off one letter is nothing you can understand until you undergo it.
I love maintaining a spreadsheet, document with lists, and recipes all sorted and ready. So as soon as I cook and click, I will be in a hurry to strike out the dish on my list. That makes me so happy!
Since this was already done, I was not ready to add it back. I decided no matter which one I used, I was going to call this Lima Beans!
Lima Beans Biryani is my choice for L in the AtoZ Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Festival that's happening for the April Mega Marathon, where I have opted to make 26 Rice dishes. If you are interested to know what I am doing for L in C4AS, go ahead check it out!
A to Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichadi Festival!
A for Amritsari Wadi ki Biryani
B for Badshahi Pulao
C for Chak Angouba
D for Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna
E for Eerulli Chitranna
F for Fada ni khichdi
G for Goli Bhaat
H for Holud Mishti Pulao
I for Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam
J for Jackfruit Biryani
K for Kathal Biryani
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Lima Beans Biryani
1 cup Double Beans / Lima Beans
1.5 cups Basmati Rice
3/4 cup Mixed Vegetables (Potato, Carrot, Beans)
2 to 3 Bay Leaves
1 inch Cinnamon
1 cup Onions
3 nos Green Chillies
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 big Tomato
2 tbsp Curds / Yogurt
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
Salt to Taste
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Ghee
1 tsp Cooking Oil
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Shahi Masala
Wash and soak the double beans overnight. Change the water a couple of times and pressure cook for a couple of whistles or till done.
Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.
In the pressure, heat ghee and oil. Add the whole spices and saute for a couple of mins.
Then add the onions and slit green chilies.
Next, add the ginger garlic paste, and saute for a few minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, mixed vegetables, and combine well.
Now add the cooked beans. Add all the spice powders and combine them well.
Drain the rice and add to the pan, curds, and combine well.
Adjust the spices and add water, bring to a boil.
Cover with lid and cook for 3 whistles. Allow the pressure to fall down.
Serve with raitha.
Lima Beans Biryani
- 1 cup Double Beans / Lima Beans
- 1.5 cups Basmati Rice
- 3/4 cup Mixed Vegetables (Potato, Carrot, Beans)
- 2 - 3 Bay Leaves
- 3 Cloves
- 1 inch Cinnamon
- 2 Cardamom
- 1 cup Onions
- 3 nos Green Chillies
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 big Tomato
- 2 tbsp Curds / Yogurt
- A Pinch Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1/2 tsp Shahi Masala
- Wash and soak the double beans overnight. Change water couple of times and pressure cook for couple of whistles or till done.
- Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.
- In the pressure, heat ghee and cooking oil. Add the whole spices and sauté for couple mins.
- Then, add the onions and slit green chillies.
- Next, add the ginger garlic paste, and saute for few minutes.
- Add chopped tomatoes, mixed vegetables and combine well.
- Now, add the cooked beans. Add all the spice powders and combine well.
- Drain the rice and add to the pan, curds and combine well.
- Adjust the spices and add water, bring to a boil.
- Cover with lid and cook for 3 whistles. Allow the pressure to fall down.
- Serve with raitha.
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Suma Gandlur says
I have seen only light greenish colored lima beans so far. The beans add a protein punch to the vegetable biryani and makes it wholesome. I need to check that shahi masala.
Ha ha ! Valli I can understand what you mean by striking off ! It’s a sense of relief and achievement . Right ?
Anyways the pulao looks wonderful , and the flavours are great !
Hahaha! Even I have no idea what lima beans is, so will take your word. I can definitely understand the happiness when we strike off one recipe from the list. Whatever the beans may be, the rice look so delicious..
Sharmila Kingsly says
Lol.. the cooking and striking part i totally agree... Even before month i do start my excel .. Can beat that happiness... Lima beans biryani have turned out to be really yummy...
Protein packed Lima bean pulao looks yummy. Perfectly done
Wow! Looks very appealing. But unfortunately my older one doesn't like lima beans else this was on my list too.
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
We find green and one white ones here but I totally get about the name confusion. When I made lima beans pirattal I had the same issues. Nothing can beat the joy of striking off the recipe for an alphabet. 🙂 This is indeed a quick one pot meal. Good one Valli.
Lima beans as Srividya mentioned are green and white that are available in USA.. I have used it not much in y dishes.. What's in a name>> 🙂 when the out looks so inviting and delicious. I loved how you maintain and so things in an organized manner.
Renu Agrawal Dongre says
Pulao with Lima beans is such a protein rich dish. We get a lot of lima beans here but canned, would love to try this as I believe the texture of this would be similar to kidney beans