Beans Pulav

Cooks in: 4 Minutes Serves: 2 People

French beans are excellent source of Vitamins A,C, K , folic acid and fibre. Due to its high nutrition value, it helps in prevention of cancer, obesity, diabetes , heart disease and improves the immune system. This Satvik version of pulav takes just a few minutes to prepare and reap the benefits of French beans and millets at one go!


  • 2 Cups precooked and cooled Barnyard Millet
  • 1.5 Cups Chopped French Beans
  • 1 Tbsp each (oil, water)
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 2 each of (slit green chilies, cloves)
  • 1 each of (Cardamom, bay leaf)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp (turmeric powder, asafoetida powder)
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper powder
  • Premade tadka of (2 red chillies, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 10 curry leaves)


  1. In a 2 Ltr Pressure cooker add as follows:
  2. Layer 1: 1 tbsp (oil, water)
  3. Layer 2: 2 each (slit green chillies, cloves), 1'' cinnamon, one each (cardamom, bay leaf
  4. Layer 3: 1.5C chopped beans
  5. Layer 4: 1/8 tsp ( turmeric powder, asafoetida powder), 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4tsp pepper powder
  6. Layer 5: 1tbsp grated coconut, premade tadka of 2 red chillies, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 10 curry leaves.
  7. Cook on high for 2 whistles. Release Pressure. Mix in 2C precooked, cooled Millet. Keep covered for 10 minutes.

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1. If the beans are not very fresh and juicy, increase water and oil layers accordingly.

2. Millets like Kodo, Little and Foxtail can be used for this recipe.

3. If you want to add onion, use 1 tbsp of caramelised onion in Layer 4 along with spices.

4. For cooking soft, grainy millet check my post millet rice .

5. For this recipe, I used Barnyard Millet, which you could purchase on Amazon.

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  1. We all loved this tasty, healthy beans pulav. Used foxtail millet and got a perfect pulav consistency. Thank you VV mam ❤

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