BUTTER BEANS OR LIMA BEANS: Lima Beans are also known as Butter Beans, because of their starchy yet buttery texture. Butter Beans or Lima beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes. They are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and prevent blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. These beans are also rich in vitamins and proteins.
BUTTER BEANS / LIMA BEANS AND POTATO KORMA
Serves 6 Preparation time 45 minutes
250 grams butter beans / lima beans, 2 onions chopped, 2 tomatoes chopped, 2 potatoes peeled and cut into quarters, 2 cloves, 3 cardamoms, 1 stick cinnamon, 1 teaspoon garlic paste, 1 teaspoon ginger paste, 2 tablespoon coconut paste, 1 teaspoon chillie powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon spice powder / garam masala powder, Salt to taste
3 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped
Boil the butter beans and potatoes till tender in sufficient water with a little salt. Drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon for a little while. Add the tomatoes, garlic paste, ginger paste, chillie powder, turmeric, garam masala / spice powder, coriander powder, coconut paste, a little of the chopped coriander leaves and salt and stir fry till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the boiled butter beans / lima beans and potatoes and 1 cup water and simmer on low heat till the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice or chapattis
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