How to make Fava Beans Pulao -

If you are looking for a high protein vegetarian lunch this recipe is a great bet! Fava beans and mixed vegetable pulao is loaded with nutrients and is super taste too. Add some raita on the side and you have a complete meal ready in minutes.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Fava beans, Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Rice

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Fava Beans Pulao

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fava Beans Pulao Recipe

  • Fava beans boiled 1 cup

  • Rice boiled 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 4 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Carrots peeled and cut into cubes 2-3

  • Cauliflower florets 7-8

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh dill leaves chopped ½ cup

  • Fresh dill leaves chopped for garnishing

  • Red bell pepper curls for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add 1 tbsp butter and garlic and sauté till garlic turns golden. Add carrot, cauliflower florets, mix and cook till the vegetables turn soft.

Step 2

Add green peas and turmeric powder, mix and cook for a minute. Add salt and dill leaves and mix well. Add some water, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add fava beans and rice and spread evenly over the vegetables. Top with remaining butter, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the rice-vegetable mixture dries.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with dill leaves and red bell pepper curls.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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