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Butter Beans Recipe

Butter Beans is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 21 July, 2016
Category :
vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 cup - baby lima beans
  • 1 - onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 4 - Cardamom pods
  • 5 - Cloves
  • 1" piece - Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp - Saunf
  • 5 tbsp - Yoghurt
  • Oil - Butter mixture for frying
  • How to Make Butter Beans:

    1. Soak the beans for 3-4 hours and boil with a little salt till soft, but not overcooked, for 2-3 whistles in a pressure cooker.
    2. Dry fry the spices (till saunf changes colour) and grind into a paste.
    3. Take about 2-3 tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp of butter and fry the onions till brown
    4. Add the tomatoes and fry for a while.
    5. Add a little turmeric powder, salt and a pinch of sugar
    6. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry
    7. Then add the spice paste and fry for a minute
    8. Add the boiled beans and check for enough salt.
    9. Let it all cook together on a medium-slow flame till a thick gravy consistency is reached.
    10. Beat the curd so that there are no lumps and add it to the beans, spoon by spoon, till a creamy layer floats on top.
    11. Garnish with coriander leaves.


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