Butter beans kurma

Butter beans kurma

This week I visited Cumbam. A flying visit as I started the night before by 9 pm and reached there by 12.30 pm next day. Then started by 7 pm and reached by 10.30 the next day to Chennai. A real hectic trip but I enjoyed every moment of it. After some 7 years this is the first time I travel alone leaving my kids wtih amma. Thank God…no troubles and both the kids never got reminded of me (don’t know if I shud feel happy or sad about it).

And what I did at Cumbam? After my work is done went to the market and got these wonderful beans. These are called “Butter beans” for their texture and taste (more creamy when cooked) and amma gave this wonderful recipe for that.

Butter beans (fresh) – 1 cup
Green chilles – 3 (or to suit your taste)
Salt – as required
Onion – 1 big chopped
Tomato – 1 big chopped
Ginger & Garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon+Clove+cardomom – powdered 1/4 teaspoon (if you want it sipcy make it to to 1/2 teaspoon)
Fresh Coconut shredded – 1 cup
Cashews toasted and powdered – 3 table spoon
Penaut Oil – for cooking

How to make it?
Heat a heavy bottom vessel and pour 1 table spoon of peanut oil. Once it is hot add the ginger garlic paste. Fry them till golden brown. Add the chopped onions and fry till they turn pink. Slit the green chilles lengthwise and add. Add the spice powder. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.Add the cashew powder too and mix well so that no lumps are formed. Add the beans, salt and 3 cups of water and let it cook till the beans is cooked. In the mean time grind the remaining coconut add this paste to the beans mix. Boil it for further till u see the first bubble and switch off the stove. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and cover and let the falvors mix in for atleast 10 minutes.

Serve hot with phulkas / chapathis. They taste great with rice and papad too.


9 comments on “Butter beans kurma

  1. I used to eat butter beans at home… have not seen them in the market here. Nice recipe šŸ™‚

  2. This is my most favorite dish..Amma makes it for me specially with parotta..yummy!..thanks for bringing back fond memories!..your recipes also sounds good.

  3. Looks delicious! I dont get this in the market here.

  4. We get plenty of Butter beans here,love the plump beans in dishes!:)
    Recipe sounds good , thanks for posting.

  5. Hi!
    I have seen butter beans in the market and didn’t know what to make from that.but now i will make this kurma! thanks!

  6. Hi,

    Wat a coincidence, even I posted a different version of Butter Bean / Lima Bean curry today on my blog… and urs is totally different. than mine. look yummy too. šŸ˜€ … thanks for sharing.. the recipe..:)

  7. i never know what to do with these. thanks for the recipe.

  8. Raaga, Asha, Latha, Srivalli, Usha, Bee,
    Its worth a try. It would go well with parathas too!
    Your recipe also sounds yummy. will give a try next time I get those beans.

  9. wow thts looks so yummy would be tryin now with parathas

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