The idea of using local and seasonal additives to remake standard dishes is very common throughout Indian cuisine. Rich food cultures, for instance, along the coastal belt have many variations within this general theme and Pavte Bhat is a good example. In the monsoons when certain kinds of beans, like the lima beans (or pavte), grow abundantly, these are conveniently added to everyday rice preparations along with suitable spices in order to create variations both in taste as well as nutrition. Pavte Bhat is like a delicious and healthy beans pulao that uses turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and fresh coconut and coriander leaves (as garnish) along with the cooked beans.
© Pravin Masalewale, 2020