Beans Pulav

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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!



  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. When they turn aromatic, add green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves and beans.
  2. Mix well and cook on high heat for a minute. Mix well.
  3. Add salt and cover the pan and continue cooking on low heat for the next 5 minutes. Mix in between so that they are cooked evenly.
  4. Once they get cooked, add turmeric powder, asafoetida powder and pepper powder. Mix well.
  5. Mix in 2C precooked, cooled Millet. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Garnish with grated coconut and serve.


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. Simple as they are, they also make supper time enjoyable. I love these extreme simple yet millet based healthy recipes. They are exactly what I need now.

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

    1. Hi Anu,
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