Lilva Rice ( Gujarati Recipe)

Green field beans, long-grained rice and fresh green herbs, cooked in an earthen pot… the experience is truly heavenly! lilva or fresh vaal is available only during a season that lasts three to four months, so make the most of it while it lasts. The delicious green masala used in this recipe is truly delectable, so if you are reminded of it when lilva is not in season, make this rice with cauliflower and green peas instead. It tastes equally good.

Lilva Rice ( Gujarati Recipe)

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1 cup surti vaal
1 1/2 cups rice (chawal) , washed and drained
2 tbsp ghee
2 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (using 1 Tbsp Of Water)
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
4 green chillies
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh green garlic (hara lehsun) , optional

For Serving

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cinnamon and cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rice, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the vaal, prepared paste, salt and 4 cups of warm water and mix gently. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot with kadhi.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy194 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates33.7 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat4.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium20.6 mg
Lilva Rice Video by Tarla Dalal