Lilva rice

It is difficult to make certain dishes when you know that DH strongly abhors it. He hates eating khichdi (or what he tells us) I think primarily because that was fed to him during his growing up years or the fussy eating years. The habit of refusing the offer to eat khichdi stayed but when it is actually dished out in front of him with the favorite accompaniments like papad, kadhi/ buttermilk he can polish off the dish with no fuss.
This winter special rice dish is made specially when you get the green beans(surti papadi) freshly available in market. 
People in Mumbai would know that we are currently only shown some trailers of the winter movie. Which means that the season is yet to blossom to its peak. Thus, I do not see the papadi or the saag easily available atleast in the vicinity. 
Not to be deterred by this, I went ahead and made this Lilva Rice (Wet rice) using whole moong dal. 
When you find the green beans though in market please use them.

Ingredients (For 2-3 people)
1 cup rice (Surti Kolam preferred)
1/2 cup Green beans (shelled)
2 inch cinnamon stick
3-4 cloves
1/2 tspn whole black pepper
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
salt to taste
For paste
1/2 cup coriander
3-4 green chillies
1 bunch of green garlic leaves and cloves
1 inch ginger
1) In a pressure cooker heat some ghee (about 1 tspn) , add the cinnamon, cloves and black pepper.
2) Make the paste using the ingredients listed under the paste section.
3) Add this to the pan, and stir well. 
4) Add the rice and green beans and stir again. Add 4 cups of water and salt to taste
5) Add the remaining butter and cover the pan.
6) Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Serve with Buttermilk and more ghee.


Priya Suresh said…
Simply inviting and definitely flavourful one pot meal.
Srivalli said…
Like these no fuss one pot meals..esp on a raining day!..
Kalyani said…
surti papdi is soo much preferred for this ! nice post..

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We have started getting the Surati papdi as well as the danas..we make with the daanas..but r u trying to say we add the papdi also?
Aarthi said…
delicious dish..yummo..

veena said…
wow!!this combo is very new to me...looks very nice
Padmajha said…
Delicious one pot meal..
Pavani said…
This dish is completely new to me. Looks delicious.
Gayathri Kumar said…
Very delicious rice...
Innovative and inviting one pot meal,thanks for sharing.
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Great rice recipe! I can always made do with one more "rice recipe".
Love the Comfort of One-pot Meal!!!! Sounds Good n healthy!!!
saffronstreaks said…
looks one pot of deliciousness..absolutely healthy one
rajani said…
Another new dish for me, but again really wonderful one :)

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