Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Butter Beans Masala | Lima Beans Masala

Butter Beans sauteed in onion & Indian Masala



'Man proposes, but God disposes'.. Wanted to post something on the sweeter side, as my dearest mom turned a year older today. Had planned on a good dessert, but somehow it didn't turn out as I expected. It tasted well. But the texture did not come out correctly & hence when I presented it on the plate to take out some snaps, it was all wobbly gobbly. Ahh, I shouldn't be talking much on this now.. Maybe coz my mom is on a super duper diet & not much into sweets now a days, this could be what you call a hell of a coincidence. Effects of cosmic karma :P Now I should totally stop !!! Many more happy returns of the day my dearest mom :D ;)  So here I go, posting yet another simple, healthy recipe that she passed on to me..

Lentils & legumes..There must be hardly any, who hate them totally. The lentil/legume stir fry or curry is an essential part of my diet & it appears at least three times a week :) Only the overnight soaking part comes as a difficult thing to remember, else it is very easy to prepare these protein stuffed health goodies. As the last few posts had been very elaborate & time consuming, here I go with a simple one..



Recipe from Ma

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 persons


I Used:

Butter beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (medium -  chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Clove - 1 no
Cinnamon - a small stick
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - As needed



The Way:

  1. Soak butter beans in enough water overnight
  2. Pressure cook the soaked beans with salt and keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add clove and cinnamon
  4. When it starts to splutter & give out the aroma, add the onions. Saute till it starts to turn colour
  5. Add ginger garlic paste to it. Saute till the raw smell goes off
  6. Now add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala & salt. Adjust the quantity of salt accordingly, as the butter beans is already boiled with salt
  7. Toss in the boiled beans. Give a nice mix and allow it in stove for a few more minutes for the masala to be coated well with the beans
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves 

Linking to event CWS - Dals happening at Priya's

Cheers,
Chitz

63 comments:

  1. tempting dish - am drooling at it , dreaming of hot phulkas :) lovely!

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    1. Yup.. That's my combi too Vidhya :)

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  2. Looks so yummy,Chitz!!
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  3. That looks amazing Chitz :)

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  4. Gosh!! looks perfect. Always loved butter beans, they are super rich and yummy.
    The shots are amazing, perfect lighting, makes me want to jump in and eat!

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  5. veenathu vidhya !!! (u from kerala, i believe, Chitz)...anyways, this click has come out ver well...ur ma shud be really glad.

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    1. lolz.. true.. Janmam kondu Telugu and karmam kondu Malayali :) That's me :D Yes.. se was very happy Sona..

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  6. Happy birthday to your mom! I bet she is a good cook, as this recipe looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks a lot Jehanne.. Yup, she is an excellent cook :)

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  7. Oooh what a coincidence! I was working on something sweet too today. A slight oversight caused some staining between layers of pudding. Waiiiillll!! :'(

    On another note, those beans look seriously yum!

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    1. Yup.. And a nasty coincidence for both of us :'(
      And thanks dear :)

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  8. So yummy dish chitz :)Happy birthday to ur mom dear...

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  9. Yummy recipe.. Many more happy returns and Happy Birthday to your mom ..

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  10. Happy birthday to ur mom..Masala with butter beans looks absolutely fantastic, we do just sundal or else add it in kurma often but very rarely as masala. Thanks for sending to CWS.

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  11. Chitz i want to roll that in some tortilla or chappathi and simply finish it...they are so yum

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  12. wow yummy and healthy masal dear :)

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  13. simple and perfect dish for dal.. looks yummy

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  14. delicious and perfect...lovely clicks too

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  15. sounds spicy, delicious masala recipe...

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  16. wow... thats so lovely.. healthy too... wud lik to have this for my event.

    Ongoing Event- Mummy Ka Magic

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    1. Thanks dear.. Sure.. Will link this up to your event too :)

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    2. Hasna.. Read thru the rules again.. I will post another more dearer recipe from mom and link to ur event :)

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  17. Recipes not turning out right and esp desserts are normal for me. I have had my share of kitchen disasters but thanks to my colleagues who don't mind eating though the appearance may not be the best. I love savory dishes but am not sure on butter beans. That should not hold me back from giving a try to other varieties of beans and sure with the flavors you have combined, the dish will be a star for our normal meal of rice.

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    1. Ohh yes, u can try the same with other bean varieties too Navaneetham !!

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  18. very yummy dear... it makes me drooling here...

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  19. Hey Chitz ,
    I just checked ur site today and found out I missed a lot of ur posts so I have joined u donnoo how I missed doing it earlier.Belated Birthday wishes to Mom,butter beans hmm shd buy that next time I go to the store.

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    1. No probs dear :) And thanks for the wishes too :)

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  20. Iam new 2 ur space dear n happy 2 meet u :) recently i found butter beans in market vl try dis..BTW awesome looking dish :)

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  21. Belated Birthday greetings to your mom. May God give her good health & happiness.

    Its always at the right time the desserts wont turn up good when we are in need. Never mind.

    Bean looks delicious dear.

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  22. Love your blog! Happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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  23. Delicious and healthy....lovely click.....

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  24. The butter beans look really delicious. Really healthy dish. I make mine gujju style with tomatoes. I'll bookmark your recipe to try out soon.

    Mina

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    1. Thanks Mina.. Try & let me know :)

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  25. Looks so yummy and buttery flavoured dish... really tempting Chitz.. Loved it dear :-)

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