Whole Mung Beans and Mixed Vegetable Pulao

From this month I joined in blog hop Wednesday of Radhika of Tickling Palates and I am paired up with Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal.
In Kaveri's blog I found so many traditional Kerela recipes which are quiet interesting and new to me.But I am so much inspired with the whole mung beans and mixed veggies pulao.
As we prefer one pot meal a lot and my kiddo loves to have pulao kind of rice varieties with plain yogurt,I tried the pulao.It came out very flavorful and delicious,had it with onion raitha,mixed veggie kurma.
I exactly followed her same recipe except added few mint leaves while grinding.Now on to the recipe......


Basmathi rice1cup
Whole mung beans/paasipayaru1/2cup
Onion2nos.(medium size)
Tomato2nos.(medium size)
Potato(sliced)1no.(medium size)
Green peas(fresh or frozen)1/2cup
Salta pinch
To grind 

Ginger/inji1 inch piece
Poondu/Garlic4 cloves
Green chilly5nos.
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1/2cup
Mint/pudhina10-15 leaves
For the Seasoning 

Cinnamon/Pattai2 inch piece
Green cardamom/ellakai2nos.
Bay leaf1no.
Cashews/mundiri paruppu10nos.(halved)


  • Soak the whole mung beans for 1 hour.Wash and soak the basmathi rice for atleast 15 minutes and grind the ingredients to grind into a fine paste and set it aside.
  • Heat a pressure cooker or pan with the oil and ghee,do the seasoning with the given ingredients.Saute the onions till transparent with a pinch of salt,then add the ground paste and fry it till the raw smell goes off.Meanwhile boil 11/2cups of water in a sauce pan.
  • Then add the tomatoes and cook it till mushy,add the green peas and carrot,give it a mix.Now add the boiled water to it and add the rice,salt.Now add the mung beans and potato,give it a boil.Close the lid and cook it in a medium flame for one whistle.
  • Tasty and healthy,protein rich pulao is ready.


  • Soaking the rice is very important to get a perfect pulao. 
  • The amount of water varies depending upon the quality of the rice. 
  • Veggies such as beans,cauliflower can also be added.
Linking to the HITS-legumes and lentils event happening at my space started by Spicy Treats of Sangeetha.


looks awesome, perfect one pot meal..

Thanks for trying...Am glad you liked it. Your pics look beautiful as usual.

Delicious veggies and moong dal pulao.

inviting pulao and lovely attempt... feel to grab the bowl to gulp it....yum yum healthy pulao.....

Wow, very nice wholesome one pot meal Nalini.

Wat a super flavourful,wholesome and inviting pulao,prefect for my lunch.

very flavorful rice.. like the presentation..

so inviting!!! loooks very healthy and perfect pulao

Very flavorful one pot meal. Perfect!

Flavourful rice, perfect one pot meal!

Yummy, nutritious & filling


Looks awesome and very healthy too. Need to try this as I love one pot meals.

Healthy and delicious looking, must try.

neat presentation; looks yum !

Amazing Veggies-mung bean pulao! Love that last shot! So tempting, girl! Did I tell you before that my name is also the same but with an extra L?? Whenever I come to your space I think,Nalini cooks here too. LoL. Silly, i know!

Love pulao, nice and healthy one pot meal.., nice one delicious too..

I love mixing two healthy things to make a delicious meal... exactly what this is :)

Great way of presenting that pulao ... sure tempted me and made me hungry all again

Even I love one pot meals... adding moog beans is a great idea... beautiful presentation!

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