Butter Beans

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Total Time:
5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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

  • 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.
  • Dry fry the spices (till saunf changes colour) and grind into a paste.
  • Take about 2-3 tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp of butter and fry the onions till brown
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for a while.
  • Add a little turmeric powder, salt and a pinch of sugar
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry
  • Then add the spice paste and fry for a minute
  • Add the boiled beans and check for enough salt.
  • Let it all cook together on a medium-slow flame till a thick gravy consistency is reached.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.