Saturday, August 2, 2014

Double Beans Masala Curry Recipe-Indian-Vegan Recipe

Double Beans or Lima Beans are high in protein, iron, dietary fiber and other nutrients. They are great for vegetarians and vegans looking for low fat, protein rich food. You can prepare a variety of dishes using double beans like sambar, double beans pulao, kurma, curry, sundal etc.Today we will learn how to make Double Beans curry following this easy recipe.

Double Beans Curry

Double Beans Masala Curry Recipe

Double Beans Curry

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Double Beans (fresh ones)-3/4 cup 
   Onion -2
   Tomato -1
   Ginger -1 inch piece
   Garlic -4 cloves

   Spice Powder

   Coriander powder -1 1/2tsp
   Chilli powder -3/4 tsp
   Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
   Roasted Cumin Powder -3/4 tsp
   Garam Masala Powder -1/2 tsp
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp
   Green chillies -1 finely chopped
   Curry leaves - few

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped


Rinse and soak double beans overnight or for 5-6 hours if using dried ones and then pressure cook until soft. If using fresh beans just pressure cook  (no soaking required) with a little salt and water until soft. If using canned beans, drain, rinse well and use it.

Chop onion, green chillies and tomatoes finely.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds, finely chopped green chillies and curry leaves.

When cumin seeds sizzle, add finely chopped onions, ginger, garlic and saute until onions turn transparent.

Add chopped tomatoes, all the spice powder, salt needed and cook until tomatoes become mushy.

Then add cooked double beans, 2 tbsp of water and cook simmered until everything gets blended well. This is a dry curry/sabzi.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapati.

You will love my Double Beans Pulao  recipe also.

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  1. A very nice and healthy recipe.......thanks for sharing

  2. Does it matter if i added more water to make it a gravy? I am not very fond of dry curries.

  3. Hi Padhu,

    The Aloo gajar sabji link gets directed to this page. Please rectify this issue.

    1. Can you tell me in which page it was like that so that I can correct it. Is it in side dishes for chapati?

    2. Today I try comes out very well.

    3. Today I try this recipe it comesout very well

  4. we use only beans & discard the green peals?

  5. Hi, should we have to put salt for dried and soaked bean while pressure cook it


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