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Butter Beans Kulambu / How to make Butter beans curry / Butter beans recipe

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Butter Beans are known as Lima beans or sieve beans, because of the color and buttery texture they are called as Butter beans. They are important sources of dietary fiber, protein and minerals. Because of the dietary fiber, they scrape cholesterol, and helps in heart health. Also, they improve the digestions, increases energy level and prevents diabetes.

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Butter Beans Kulambu / Lima Beans curry

Already I have shared a Butter Beans poriyal / Lima Beans curry and now it’s curry using butter beans. Butter beans curry or poriyal is usually liked by kids, because of its buttery texture. But when you pair them with steamed rice, increase little of the spice level with coconut masala, it tastes yum. Let me share the recipe…

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #189 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Butter Beans / Lima Beans – 2 handful
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp + ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Coconut pieces – 3 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions. Keep it aside.
  • Take coconut pieces and a tbsp of cumin seeds, grind it to a fine paste by adding little water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped onions, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the ground coconut masala followed by turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder, cook for few mins or until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Add the lima beans / butter beans followed by salt, pour a cup of water, bring to boil, cover and cook for 3 whistles.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure releases, transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with steamed rice and pappad or appalam.

 

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Butter Beans / Lima Beans Masala

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Lima Beans are also known as “Butter Beans”, because of their starchy and buttery texture, Butter beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes. Although fresh butter beans are often difficult to find, they are worth looking for in the summer and fall when they are in season. Dried and canned beans are available all over the year. I have got it from my hometown and prepared a delicious side dish. Let us move on to the recipe…

Butter beans / Lima beans Masala

Butter beans / Lima beans Masala

Ingredients:

  • Butter beans – 250 gms
  • Onions – 1 nos(medium sized)
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Coconut pieces – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and green chilies all together to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard, split blackgram and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook till they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the butter beans/lima beans followed by salt and turmeric powder. Cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the grounded coconut masala and cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water and allow it to boil.
  • Now cover and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  • Remove the cover when the pressure is released. Cook in medium flame till it becomes dry.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Goes well a s side dish with vegetarian meals.