Chikkudu Ginjalu Pulao – Lima Beans Rice

Chikkudu Ginjalu Pulao

Lima beans or Indian broad beans are popular in our parts here in Andhra and in season now. We use the ginjalu (beans) with their skin peeled to prepare a simple aromatic pulao. Except for the time taken to peel the skin (worth the effort for the recipe), the recipe is a breeze and one your family will relish.

Chikkudu Ginjalu Pulao Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

Serves 4-5 persons



2 cups long grained rice

1 large onion, finely sliced

1/2 tbsp oil + 1/2 tbsp ghee

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

whole garam masala (4 cloves, 1″ cinnamom, 1 elachi, 1 star anise, 1 bay leaf)

1 cup lima bean (par boil bean, remove skin)

salt to taste

Coarsely crush (do not make a paste):

1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

10-12 chopped pudina leaves

2-3 green chillis

1 Heat oil+ghee in a cooking vessel, add whole spices, shah jeera and bay leaf and saute for half a minute. Add the sliced onions and saute for 5 mts. Add the ginger garlic paste and crushed coriander-pudina-green chillis and saute further for another 5 mts. Add the chikkudu ginjalu and saute for 3-4 mts.
2 Add the washed rice and saute for a minute. Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover with lid and cook till the rice is done.
3 Serve hot with raita or any curry of your choice.

Chikkudu Ginjalu Pulao – Lima Beans Rice

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  lima beans


26 thoughts on “Chikkudu Ginjalu Pulao – Lima Beans Rice

  1. this is the first time i am seeing chikkudu gijalu being used in a rice dish….when i was a kid, i would pick out the seeds from the chikkudukaya koora, and leave out the bean parts…that’s how much i like the seeds…so this is a must try!!

  2. Never tasted lima beans ,but i can imagine the blend of flavours just by going thru the ingredients…We do get beans here(called chauli)but the seeds are too small.Would hunt for these beans ,in my next visit to market

  3. We love Lima beans, I always make curry by adding Tomato Puree to it or some times simply bake and fry them to eat as snack. This is different and Yummy…I should try this.

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