March 26, 2009

Lima Beans Curry and Ugadi Wishes to All

Lima Beans Curry

Lima beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. At first I was skeptical about their taste but, S convinced me to try and make whatever you feel like with it. I just fell in love with the taste and plan to incorporate it in our meals from now on :D. It was good with both rotis and rice :).

I made this curry using a pressure cooker (which is optional) with 2 whistles but, you can cook in a pan too. I personally feel when prepared in a pressure cooker it is so delicious. So, here goes the recipe.

Also, I wish everyone a Very Happy Ugadi.
  Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


Serves 2-3
Cooking and Preparation Time 20-25 mins

Ingredients :

Lima Beans 2.5 cups (frozen, can use canned or fresh too)
Onion - 1 medium-large finely chopped
Tomato - 1 big chopped
Coriander - 1/4 cup chopped
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tbsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tbsp (mine is home made by my mother and is very hot :D, so you can adjust your ones accordingly)
Coriander powder - 1/4 tbsp
Few curry leaves (optional)
Water 1 cup
Oil 2-3 tbsp

Method :
  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker(or pan) add cumin, chopped onions,green chilli, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and saute till onions gets fried.
  2. Add chopped coriander, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and saute.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes,salt and saute.
  4. When tomatoes are mushy add the lima beans and mix well.
  5. Now add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles.
  6. If you prefer thick gravy reduce the water content or cook for few more mins uncovered.
  7. Serve hot with rice or rotis.
Lima Beans Curry
Okay then, see you all with some Ugadi dishes .....:D


Asha said...

Happy Ugadi to you too, enjoy! :)

Love the beans curry and the bowl too, I have a red one like that.

Vishali said...

Thank you Asha....Wish you and your family a Happy Ugadi too :).

Yes, the bowl is cute nah...was eagerly waiting to take a snap with some thing in it to post :D.

VineelaSiva said...

Hai Vishali the curry looks yummy.Lovely colour.
Happy Ugadhi


Vishali said...

Thank you Vineela....

Happy Ugadi to u and ur family ..:)

Superchef said...

Happy Ugadi to you too!! the beans curry looks yummy!

rekhas kitchen said...

Happy Ugadi to you too vishali

Varunavi said...

Happy ugadi.Ur post are not getting updated in my dashboard

Madhumathi said...

Happy Ugadi to you too!

Very delicious lima beans curry and I too like the bowl :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Superchef, Rekha, Varunavi and Madhumathi...Enjoy ....:)

Sia said...

simply beautiful!

wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Sia....Wishing you a and your family a very Happy Ugadi !!

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Happy Ugadi to u and your family!

Usha said...

Happy Ugadi wishes to you and your family ! Loved the lima bean curry, I made one too recently and will be posting on my site soon :-)

Vishali said...

Thank you Usha....I am glad you liked it...:)

Gayathri said...

even i got lima beans last week, will try this recipe


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