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Lima Beans Curry

Snigdha's picture
Like most other legumes, Lima Beans are said to have properties that aid in lowering cholesterol, are high in dietary fiber and especally good for diabetic people as it prevents the blood-sugar level from rising after a meal.
  Frozen lima beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, chopped
  Green chilies 2 , split lengthwise
  Kasuri methi/Dried fenugreek leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Coriander powder/Dhaniya 1 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste

Boil the Lima Beans for about 3 minutes and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbs oil in a skillet. Add cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle. Add onions, turmeric powder and saute until onions begin to change color.

Add chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Add salt and chilly powder. Stir, Cover and continue to cook for a minute or so. Remove lid and mash the tomato into a pulp.

Add fenugreek leaves and coriander powder. Mix well and cook for another minute. When most of the water gets evaporated, add 1 tbs of yogurt and mix.

Add the boiled lima beans and 0.25 cups of water. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove lid and continue cooking until water evporates or curry reaches desired consistency.

Serve Hot with Roti/Pulka

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Dry Curry
Everyday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 100 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.6%

Saturated Fat 0.23 g1.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.39 mg0.13%

Sodium 88.5 mg3.7%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.5%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 6 g11.1%

Vitamin A 11.9% Vitamin C 54.6%

Calcium 4.6% Iron 14.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


veg.foodie's picture
hi snigdha... this looks lovely as usual. one question. although i like kasoori methi, my folks at home are not a fan, any suggestion as to what can I use instead of that?? thanks!
Snigdha's picture
You can choose not to use Kasoori Methi. I add it beacuse I really like its flavor but its not a mandatory ingredient.
ifoodiee's picture
Hi Snigdha, this looks good....i guess i can experiment with different kind of beans but with the same preparation too...
Snigdha's picture
Yes! ifoodiee. You may experiment with other kinds of beans as well!
Lima Beans Curry Recipe