- 1 Cup Raw Rice1 Cup - 250 ml
- 1/2 Cup, Chopped to 2" piece French Beans
- 1/2 Cup, Chopped to 2" piece Broad Beans
- To Taste Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 2 Cups Water
- For Garnishing Coriander Leaves
- 1" Piece Cinnamon (Pattai)
- 4 Cloves (Krambu / Lavang)
- 1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
- 2 Red Chili
- 1 Teaspoon Peppercorns
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame seeds
- 2 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified butter)
- 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
- Few Curry Leaves
Beans Masala Rice, I try to make it often to make the kids eat all the beans. Many of the kids give us a hard time eating veggies. One of my twin, always take time to pick and gather all the veggies in her plate in one corner. Making this Beans Masala rice for the lunch box is the best way to make the kids eat the veggies.
Most of us pack rice for kids lunch box. For Lunch box, we always prefer variety rice instead of Sambar, Rasam or curd rice. So We usually make Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Mint Rice, Pepper Rice. Those rice varieties are easier and quicker to make and kids will love it. My routine is to pack Idli, Paniyaram, Pasta, Roti, and Variety Rice and sometimes I keep poori with aloo instead of stuffed roti.
In this Beans Masala Rice, instead of adding store bought masala powders, we are going to roast the spices and grind it to powder and use this fresh powder as the spice for this Masala Rice. Try this version of Beans Masala Rice and share your comments!
Video Making of Beans Masala Rice
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Wash the rice twice or thrice and soak in fresh water for 20 mins
Preparing Grinding Ingredients
Dry roast all the grinding ingredients excluding sesame seeds till you get a nice aroma and then add the sesame seeds and allow it to sputter and then switch off the flame. Allow these roasted grinding ingredients to cool down
Take all the roasted ingredients to the mixer jar and grind it to a smooth powder
Heat ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and fennel seeds and allow it to sputter. Add curry leaves and sauté for few mins.
Add broad beans and beans and stir-fry the veggies in high flame for 3-4 mins. Add turmeric powder and ground spice powder and mix well
Cook with Rice
Add rice and sauté the rice. Add water and salt and bring it to boil. Also add coriander leaves and keep the pan open and cook in high flame till all the water are absorbed. Then keep the flame low and cover the pan and cook for 10-15 mins.
Serve the delicious Beans Masala Rice with curd or raitha and enjoy the healthy meal!