Monday, June 15, 2009

Lima Beans In Tomato Puree

Lima beans are sometimes called "butter beans" because of their starchy yet buttery texture, lima beans have a delicate flavor that compliment a wide variety of dishes. Lima beans are very good source of cholesterol- lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. This lima beans curry goes very well with roti or even with rice. Here goes the recipe........

Lima beans  - 1/2 packet (I used frozen one)
Onion - 1 medium 
Tomato puree - 1 cup 
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Hing -  a pinch 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tsp 
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp 
Coriander powder - 1 tsp 
Garam masala - 1 tsp 
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp 
Coriander leaves - 2 sprigs
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp 
Salt to taste 

Boil lima beans for 5-10 min and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, when they start to splutter add hing, ginger-garlic paste, onion and turmeric powder and fry until onions turns brown color.
Then add tomato puree, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, tamarind paste and salt and cook till the raw smell goes off.
Then add lima beans and water and cook till the lima beans becomes soft and coated well with the masalas.
Garnish with coriander leaves. 
Serve with rice or roti.


  1. Thats one healthy lovely dish any.. great combo with roti hah

  2. Wow,looks delicious & tempting.Have a butter beans in my fridge for quite some time. so sure to try this soon!!!
    First time here, u have wonderful space filled with yummy recipe.Following u!

  3. Hi Anu,

    I tried this recipe it was too good. As you said it was simple to prepare. Thanks for the recipe.


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