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]
Turmeric powder -1/8teaspoon
Cinnamon Stick - 2" piece
Few curry leaves and cilantro
Grated Coconut - 3 tablespoon
Badam - 4
Green chilly -3
Cumin 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.