Saturday, October 17, 2009

Butter beans/Lima beans curry

Butter beans is also known as Lima beans. I love butter beans prepared in any form. I love to prepare sambar, kuzhambu, curry, korma using this vegetable. This curry can be had as a side dish for rice and is also ideal for evening snack. Today we will learn how to make butter beans curry following this easy recipe.

butter beans curry

Butter Beans Curry-Sundal

Butter Beans Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Side Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Butter Beans -1 cup
   Onion -1
   Tomato -1 (big)
   Green chilli -1
   Ginger -1 inch piece (finely chopped)
   Salt as required

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder
   Cumin powder/Jeera Powder -1/2 tsp
   Coriander Powder -2 tsp
   Chilli powder -1/2 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Finely chop onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger and keep it ready.

Pressure cook butter beans with a little salt and needed water until soft.


Heat oil, add  cumins seeds, when it sizzles, add onion, ginger, green chillies and sauté until onions becomes transparent.

Then add tomatoes and sauté for a few more minutes.

Add turmeric powder, jeera powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, cooked butter beans, needed salt and cook covered until the raw smell of the spices goes. You can sprinkle a little water and cook.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot butter beans curry as a side dish or as a tea time snack.

This can also be given to kids as after school snacks. It is very healthy and filling.

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  1. The beans curry looks delicious. Will make a good side dish for any thing and will taste good by itself too!

  2. I absoloutely love butter beans so I know I would enjoy this dish; probably with warm roti or like you suggested, with a nice hot cup of tea. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!


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