Butter Beans Kurma
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Butter Beans – 1 cup (fresh)
Onion – 1 cup chopped
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Tomato – 1 cup chopped
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 – 1 1/2 tsp
Coconut – 1/3 cup grated
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 1/2 tbsp
Fennel seeds/sombu – 3/4tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cardamom – 1
Bay leaves – 2
Black stone flower/kal pasi – few pieces (optional)
Curry leaves – a sprig
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp finely chopped
Chop onions thinly lengthwise. Chop tomatoes and keep it aside.
Grind coconut to a fine paste with little water and set it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Once cumin seeds, fennel seeds sizzles, add the rest of the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Saute for a few seconds and then add onions and curry leaves.
Saute until onions turn light brown. Add a little salt to speed up the process. Stir continuously for even cooking.
Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt needed.
Saute until tomatoes get cooked well and oozes out oil as you see in the picture below.
Add butter beans and mix well. Add a cup of water, mix well and check for salt. If needed add at this stage.
Close the cooker or pressure pan and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, mix the gravy well and cook for a few seconds on low heat.
Add the coconut paste, mix the gravy and cook for another one minute. Do not cook too much after adding the coconut paste.
Turn off the heat and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Delicious and flavorful South Indian style Butter beans kurma is ready to be served. It goes well with chapati, pooris and dosas.
Note – You can substitute butter beans with other fresh beans like double beans, red beans etc.
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Looks so yummy
That looks great, I have all the ingredients so I think we might be having this very soon! Thank you 🙂
Can I use canned beans instead? If so, how should I adjust the recipe for maximum flavour?
Yes, you can use canned beans. In that case you do not have to pressure cook. Just simmer and cook well. Follow the same recipe.
Yum…yum…going to make This!
Can we make recipe without coconut?
Yes, you can make but that is a different taste.
Thank you for a simple recipe. Was super delicious! 🙂
May I soak the butter beans and pressure cook it separately instead of pressure cooking the whole thing? Because I don't know whether it is fresh or frozen.i bought as a packet.
Yes, you can do that.
Tried this recipe today, turned out well, thanks for the recipe
Can I use frozen lima beans for this recipe
Yes, you can use.
As usual, a simple, delicious, healthy, quick, flavourful, lip smacking recipe. You are amazing with your recipes.