Butter Beans / Lima Beans Masala

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Lima Beans are also known as 'Butter Beans', because of their starchy and buttery texture, Butter beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes.
Although fresh butter beans are often difficult to find, they are worth looking for in the summer and fall when they are in season.
Dried and canned beans are available all over the year. I have got it from my hometown and prepared a delicious side dish
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 124 kcal
Servings 4


  • 250 gm Butter beans
  • 1 Onions medium sized
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Split Black gram
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Coconut pieces
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Oil


  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and green chilies all together to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard, split black gram and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook till they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the butter beans/lima beans followed by salt and turmeric powder. Cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the grounded coconut masala and cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water and allow it to boil.
  • Now cover and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  • Remove the cover when the pressure is released. Cook in medium flame till it becomes dry.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Serve hot. Goes well a s side dish with vegetarian meals.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg

Madraasi Deepa
Madraasi Deepa
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