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)
- 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.
- Mix well and cook on high heat for a minute. Mix well.
- 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.
- Once they get cooked, add turmeric powder, asafoetida powder and pepper powder. Mix well.
- Mix in 2C precooked, cooled Millet. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Garnish with grated coconut and serve.
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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.