Posted by: Sahaja | March 4, 2009

Courgette and Bean rice – English and Indian fusion


 Courgette and Bean rice – English and Indian fusion:


Well, In my office, I sometimes have these cooked cucumber sort of things coated with salt and pepper. I kinda like them and so I figured out , its called Courgette and belongs to the family of cucumber. These are quite long and not so sweet in taste . Anyways , why all this sutti….so there arised an idea in my tiny little brain – why not make variety rice? So pesh ker rahi hoon apni yeh fusion, make it and please do tell me how u like it …. Ok??


What you need?


  • Courgettes – ½ cup chopped.
  • Onions – 1 chopped lengthwise.
  • Beans – ½ cup chopped
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch piece or 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom – 1 or 2 depending on your taste
  • Cloves – 2 small ones
  • Bay Leaves – 1 optional
  • Tadka Ingridients – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 1tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Green Chillies – 2/3 small sized ones.
  • Rice – 1 cup [2 cups water in pressure cooker].
  • Lemon juice – few drops
  • Coriander – to garnish.





How to do?


  • Take the masala ingredients – cinnamom, cardamom and cloves and grind them to a coarse powder in a mortar with a pestle.
  • Heat the oil in a pan; add tadka ingredients and then onions, green chillies.
  • Fry till onions are translucent, and then add masala ingredients. You should be getting wonderful smell by now.
  • Add the beans and courgette pieces and cook for about 3-5 mins . The water from the courgettes should be sufficient to cook them.
  • Add salt, and mix well and keep off the stove.
  • Cook the rice in a pressure cooker, and  spread it on a plate to dry any moisture .
  • Add the rice to the above masala and mix well.
  • Garnish with pepper powder, lemon juice and coriander.




Hot Hot rice ready!! It makes a wonderful one dish dinner. Try it and say how you like it?





  1. Wow spicy and yummmmmmmmmm.

  2. The rice looks really yumm.

  3. delicious! love the colours of green here, has me drooling. 🙂

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