Monday, June 25, 2012

Baby Lima Beans Korma/Chettinad Lima Beans Kuruma

Lima Beans (aka) Butter beans is a legume, which is packed with nutrients. According to Wikipedia, Lima beans are a good source of dietary fiber, and a virtually fat-free source of high quality protein. DH is not a big fan of legume, but he got attracted towards this beans from the TV series ,"Big Bang Theory". Poor guy was not getting the beans for weeks, as I always forget about this during the grocery shopping! ;) Finally remembered one day and picked a pack of frozen Baby Lima beans. So here comes a yummy side dish for roti/rice. :)

Baby Lima Beans (Frozen) - 6Oz [170 grams]
Onion -1
Tomato(small) -1
Turmeric powder -1/8teaspoon
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Cinnamon Stick - 2" piece
Few curry leaves and cilantro

To Grind
Grated Coconut - 3 tablespoon
Badam - 4
Green chilly -3
Cumin seeds -1/2teaspoon
Fennel seeds-1/2teaspoon
Small piece of ginger

Boil 11/2cup of water and add the frozen lima beans, cook on medium heat for 15 minutes or until the beans becomes soft.

Heat oil in a pan, make the tempering with mustard seeds, followed by clove and cinnamon stick and let them splutter. Then add in the finely chopped onion along with Turmeric powder.

Sauté till the onions become transparent, then add the chopped tomato pieces and a few curry leaves.
Add the coconut -masala paste after the tomatoes become soft and mushy. Add enough salt.

Add a cup of water (you can use the water from the cooked beans as well), let it boil till the raw smell of the masala goes off.Now add in the cooked baby lima beans, adjust the salt and water.
Continue cooking on medium low heat for 7-8 minutes or the oil oozes out from the gravy.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and put off the flame. Transfer it to the serving bowl, enjoy with your choice of rice/ roti.

I prepared this curry along with cauliflower-potato korma to go with Chapathi & Zeera rice.

Recipe Inspiration from here.


  1. My H likes this lima beans kurma, its been a while i made this lima beans kurma, thanks for the remind :)
    your kurma sounds very flavorful n it with chapathis!!
    Spicy Treats

  2. lima beans kurma is new to me.. will try it..

  3. yummy curry....not yet tried baby lima beans....luks yum

  4. lima beans curry looks very delicious

  5. Excellent and inviting kurma..Simply loving it.

  6. Very delicious looking beans kurma, looks great!

  7. Hi Mahi ,

    baby lima beans korma looks mild

    and colourful Mahi:)))

    Perfect match to hot rice and

    hot idlis:))))

    Keep on Mahi...

  8. I like Lima beans only in korma or curried form, without our Indian spices, it really know!

    You have done a great job here, korma looks very inviting...

  9. healthy recipe.... looks delicious... thanks for sharing the recipe..

  10. A new recipe to me...looks tempting! But we don't get these beans here in London:(

  11. Thanks for the comments ladies!


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