Author anubond101 Servings 0 persons
Published August 24, 2012 Cooking Time 1 hour
Is Veg Preparation Time 10 mins
Main Ingredient Rice Standing Time mins

Dalimbi bhat is a very delicious pulao made with field beans and is a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy cooked for special occasions.


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Ghee/ Clarified butter  1 Tablespoons
Coriander leaves  1 Springs
Oil  1 Tablespoons
Fresh grated Coconut  1 Tablespoons
Salt to taste  
Sugar or Jaggery  1 Teaspoons
Curry leaves  few Springs
Green chillies, crushed  4-5 Numbers
Cumin seeds  1 Teaspoons
Mustard seeds  1 Teaspoons
Hing (asafoetida)   Pinch
Garam masala powder  1/2 Teaspoons
Coriander powder  1 Teaspoons
Turmeric powder  1/4 Teaspoons
Red chilli powder  1 Teaspoons
Goda masala  1 Teaspoons
Field Beans (Dalimbi/ Kadwe vaal/ Surti vaal)  1/2 Cup
Basmati Rice  1 1/2 Cup
Hot water as needed  

Wash and soak the beans overnight in plenty of water.Next morning, drain all the water and rinse beans until the water runs clear.
Wash and drain the rice and keep aside. Meanwhile bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, when the oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add cumin seeds, crushed green chillies and curry leaves.
Add soaked field beans and fry them for 2-3 minutes.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, hing, coriander powder, goda masala and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Add rice (just water nicely and water drained) and mix well.
Add hot water, i.e. for 1 cup of rice add 2 cups of hot water and stir gently.
Add a pinch of sugar. (Check the seasoning and adjust as per your taste). Bring it to a boil and then cover the pan with the lid.
When most of the moisture is evaporated, then add 1 tsp of ghee and sprinkle some fresh grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Cover with lid and simmer for another 5 mins. The Dalimbi bhat is ready to be served.
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