Thursday, October 13, 2011

Potato lima beans subzi/porial/curry

        Lima beans are also called 'butter beans'. The buttery texture of the beans complements very well with any vegetable. It has lot of beneficial effects like high soluble dietary fiber which stabilizes the blood sugar level. Potatoes contain high-carbs and the addition of lima-beans adds lot of health benefits. The taste is really yummy!


500 grams of  potatoes (3-4 medium sized)
3 tbsp of frozen lima beans
1 tbsp of grated ginger
2 teaspoon of red chilly powder
1 tsp of garam masala
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 teaspoon of mustard
1/2 tsp of fennel seeds
coriander leaves for garnish
pinch of asafoetida
2 tbsp oil
Salt as required


1. Boil the potatoes and peel the skin. Cut the potatoes into small cubes.
2.Heat oil in the pan. Once the oil is heated, add mustard, fennel seeds and pinch of asafoetida. As the mustard sputters, add the potatoes.
3.Add grated ginger, turmeric, red chilly powder and salt, saute for a minute.
5.Make sure the potatoes are well coated with all the spices.
6.Sprinkle some water and close the lid. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the lima beans (thawed), cumin powder and garam masala. Simmer the flame for 10-15 minutes. Saute gently till the potatoes turn golden brown.
7.Potato lima beans curry is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice and yogurt.

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