February 27, 2013

Baby Lima Beans Curry / Baby Beans Curry

             I don't know where lima beans are originally from but I know they taste good. This curry is simple to prepare, different in taste and goes very well with Chappathi's.


Fresh Lima Beans - 1-1/2 cups
Onion - 1 no(large sized)
Tomato - 1 no(Medium sized)
Garlic - 5 pods
Ginger - 1/2 inch sized
Green chilli - 3 no's
Coconut - 1/4 cup(grated)
Mint leaves - your hand full
Coriander leaves - your hand full
Poppy seeds - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli - 2 no's
Curry leaves - 10 leaves
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Coriander powder - 2 tablespoons
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tablespoon

Salt - as needed


  • Take a tawa and dry roast Onion,Tomato,Garlic,Ginger,Green chilli(until everything becomes soft).

  • Before switching off add required Salt, Coconut, Mint leaves and coriander leaves.

  • Cool them and add a spoon of poppy seeds, grind the contents to fine paste.

  • Heat oil, add mustard, red chilli, curry leaves, fennel seeds and add the ground paste with 1 cup water.

  • Mix well and add Chilli powder,Coriander powder and allow to boil for 2 minutes.

  • Now add the lima beans and let it cook on medium flame for 12 minutes.

  • Lima beans curry is ready for Rice/Chappathi.

Note :
  • I prefer to cook lima beans in the gravy. we can also pressure cook the beans for 2 whistles with water just to immerse the beans and add that to the gravy in the end.


  1. I have never had lima beans before. Will look for the fresh ones during my next grocery store visit.
    It is too hard to resist myself from drooling.

    1. Thanks da, infact this recipe was my first try too. lima beans really tastes good. do try and let me know :)

  2. yummy click and super preparation:)

  3. Delicious and flavorful Curry..

  4. healthy and delicious curry..

  5. Never tried lima beans. Loved the curry

  6. Nice curry with limo beans..Glad to follow ur blog :)

    1. Thank you priya. you have a wonderful blog....am so happy that person with one such blog is following me - happy to follow you too :)

  7. Very delicious n inviting curry ... First time here n live ur space... When U get time do visit mine

  8. I have never had lima beans. Whenever I get my hands on them this is the recipe I am going to use. Thanks for linking.

  9. Yummy lima beans curry divya, love that gravy.


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