Black Eyed Beans Pulao / Vellapayar Pulav


1/2 cup black eyed beans / vellapayar
1 cup basmati rice
2 cups of water
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 cardamoms
2 cloves
1 cinnamon piece
salt to taste
1 1/2-2 tbsp oil


  1. Soak the black eyed beans in water for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Mean while boil the black eyed beans with turmeric powder and salt adding enough water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cardamoms, cinnamon , cloves and cumin seeds. Add sliced onion, green chillies and crushed ginger-garlic and saute till soft.
  4. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt and saute till the raw smell disappear.
  5. Then add the drained boiled black eyed beans, mix well and cook for about 5 minutes at medium flame.
  6. Add the drained rice to this and mix well for a minute. Then add 2 cups of water and mix well. Adjust the salt..
  7. When it starts to boil, reduce the flame and cook covered till done. Remove from flame, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot …………

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