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Lima Beans Curry

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sometimes called "butter beans" because of their starchy yet buttery texture, lima beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. You may already be familiar with beans' fiber and protein, but this is far from all lima beans have to offer. one cup of lima beans will give you 65.8% of the daily value for fiber. Check Here





Normally, i use Lima beans as an extra added ingredient to my fries, mostly in French cut beans fry.  I prepare two kinds of dishes with Lima beans, one is Lima bean curry and the other is Lima fry. Lima beans is one of those groceries i stock up for sure.
I use pressure cooker to cook Green Lima beans curry, as it saves time. If you want u can cook in a pan too, as Green Lima beans doesn't take much time. 
Source: own
Preparation time: 5mins
Cooking time: 15-20 mins
Ingredients:
Green Lima beans: 21/2 cups or 14oz packet, frozen
Onion: 1 medium, chopped
Tomato: 2 medium, diced
Green chili: 2, chopped
Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp
Turmeric: 1tsp
Red chili Powder: 1tsp
Salt: to taste
Coriander Powder: 1tsp
Oil: 1tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Gram flour/ Besan: 1tsp
Cilantro: to garnish
Preparation:
1) In a pressure cooker, heat oil n add gram flour. roast it for 1 min. Add cumin seeds and  Let them splutter.
2) Add onions n cook for 5 mins or until onions are tender.
3) Add turmeric n ginger garlic paste. fry for 1 min.
4) Now add diced tomato, Lima beans, red chili powder, salt, coriander powder and 4 cups water.
5) Cook up to 3 whistles and then switch off.
6) Let it cool n garnish with cilantro. If u want u can add cream. It gives a very good taste.
Note:Those who want to cook in pan-- go with the same procedure until step 3. Now add tomato n cook for 4-5 mins r until tomato is mashed up. Add Lima beans and all the powders along with 2cups of water and cook for 10mins or until Lima beans are tender, on medium heat, covered. Now cook for another 4mins or until desired consistency, uncovered. U can adjust amount of water according to your requirement. If u want u can add milk too.




Enjoy Lima beans curry with chapathi or rice.


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