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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Butter Beans Kurma-Easy Butter Beans Masala Recipe

Butter beans kurma is very flavorful and easy to prepare. This is a typical Tamil Nadu style kurma. It goes well with dosa, poori and chapati. Personally I love it with chapatis and phulkas. Today we will learn how to make this easy butter beans kurma following this simple recipe with step wise pictures.

Butter Beans Kurma

Butter Beans Kurma

Butter Beans Kurma

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   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
   Salt needed

   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

    For Garnishing

   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.

ingredients for butter beans kurma


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.

how to make kurma with butter beans

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt needed.

how to make butter beans kurma

Saute until tomatoes get cooked well and oozes out oil as you see in the picture below.

easy butter beans kurma recipe

Add butter beans and mix well. Add a cup of water, mix well and check for salt. If needed add at this stage.

South Indian style kurma

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.

Easy Kurma Recipe

Turn off the heat and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Butter beans kurma recipe

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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  1. That looks great, I have all the ingredients so I think we might be having this very soon! Thank you :-)

  2. Can I use canned beans instead? If so, how should I adjust the recipe for maximum flavour?

    1. 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.

  3. Yum...yum...going to make This!

  4. Can we make recipe without coconut?

    1. Yes, you can make but that is a different taste.

  5. Thank you for a simple recipe. Was super delicious! :)

  6. 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.


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