September 6, 2007

Lima Bean Kurma

Lima beans are just like Rajma, just that these are in light green color. It has many names - like Butter bean, Java bean, Sugar Bean, Madagascar Bean..... many more. These have a very deicate flavor that actually complements any dish. We find them mostly used for salads. Lima beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and provide fat-free high quality protein. Fresh Lima Beans are hard to find, but the dried and canned versions are available throughout the year.

Here is the recipe...


Lima Beans - 1 Can
Onions - 1
Tomatoes - 1
Salt - to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/4 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1 or 2
Cilantro - 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tbsp
Milk - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 1tbsp
Green Chillies - 2 or 3
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to make:

1. Saute the chopped onions ,green chillies ,tomatoes and grated coconut. Grind the ingredients with 1 cup milk. Keep aside
2. In a pan, take some oil , add cumin seeds,bay leaf, ground paste and let it cook for few mins. Now add salt, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala. Mix well and finally add the Lima Beans. Cook it well for few more minutes.
3. Garnish it with cilantro leaves and Serve hot with roti or rice.

This is how it looks.:D


  1. Hey Siri,

    Thanks for comments on my blog, Naku lima bean anta chala istam.Added you to my blogroll

  2. Thanks Sree for dropping by..:D.. and adding the recipe to your blogroll..:P

  3. Thanks Siri for dropping by! which lead me to your wonderfull blog :) will keep visiting!the curry looks delicious!

  4. Hey Roopa, thanks for your comments.. and visiting by my blog..:D

  5. What a nice way to use lima beans!
    I love your profile pic of turmeric in the bowl. Looks lovely.

  6. Siri, The Kurma looks very delicious, I'll have to give it a try....

  7. @ TBC.. Thanks gurl for your comments reg the lima bean curry and profile pic. Do try the recipe .:)

    @ Aruna.. Thanks dear... and do give it a try.. It was a hit in my household when I made it.. and do come back again to visit my blog..:D


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