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Sprouted Field Beans Pulav
(Vaal ni Dal nu Pulav)

Cloves Green Chilli

Cooked rice tossed with sprouted field beans (called Surti Vaal Dal in Gujarat) and spices makes for an interesting combination or a meal by itself packed with nutrition.

Microwave Cooking - Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Indian Vegetarian (Gujarati)

2  cup(s) sprouted field beans (surti vaal dal)
4  tablespoons water
4  tablespoons oil
1  teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
2  clove(s)
1" stick cinnamon
2  green chilli(es) chopped
1  teaspoon(s) red chilli powder or to taste
½  teaspoon(s) each of asafoetida and turmeric powder
8  cups cooked / steamed rice
salt to taste
grated fresh coconut (optional) and chopped coriander leaves to garnish

  1. Microwave the sprouted field beans along with water covered in a deep large microwave-safe bowl on high (100%) power for about 8  minutes or till they are fully cooked. Remove from bowl and keep aside.
  2. Pour the oil in the same microwave-safe bowl. Add the cumin seeds, clove(s), cinnamon, green chilli(es), red chilli powder, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Microwave on high (100%) power for about 1  minute(s).
  3. Now, add the cooked rice, the cooked sprouted field beans and salt. Mix well. Microwave covered on high (100%) power for about 4  minutes.
    Garnish with grated coconut (optional) and chopped coriander leaves.


  • The cooked rice must be cooled to room temperature before use in step 3. This is a great way to use left-over rice.
  • When the microwave cooking time for a step exceeds 2 minutes, it is highly recommended the contents be checked and stirred at regular intervals to avoid burning of food.
  • Standing time is a very important step as it completes the microwave cooking process of a dish. Ideally, allow the dish to stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serve hot immediately with: Eggplant and Potato Curry (Vagan Bateta nu Shak) or any other curries of your choice.

Note: The above recipe is designed for a microwave oven of 800 Watts. Higher wattage microwave ovens will require shorter cooking times. Kindly refer to the manual accompanying your microwave oven for its wattage. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT ALL THE CARE AND PRECAUTIONS SPECIFIED IN THE OVEN MANUAL BE TAKEN DURING THE MICROWAVE COOKING PROCESS.

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