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Monday, February 13, 2012

Baby Lima Beans in Spicy Almond Sauce


Kalyani has posed an interesting challenge of Almond & Ginger for this month's Magic Mingle and I was eyeing some baked recipes using the above mentioned ingredients. In the mean time, the box of Hurst bean bags I won for the MLLA arrived and I decided to create a recipe of my own utilizing the beans as well. And so was born this delicious lima beans curry in spicy almond sauce which garnered appreciation from my kids. I consider this experiment a success since after coming from school, my kids remembered to tell me that the curry I packed for their lunch was very yummy. :)

Ingredients:
3/4 cup dried baby lima beans - soaked overnight (or 1.5 cup soaked or canned lima beans)
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 big onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
To grind:
6 Tbsp almonds
a handful of cilantro leaves
2 green chillies (I used hot Serrano Peppers. Adjust the quantity as needed.)
a small piece of ginger



Method:
* Pressure cook the soaked beans. If using canned beans, rinse thoroughly and keep aside. 
* Heat oil and add cumin seeds. When they start to brown, add onion and cook until translucent. Then add tomatoes and cook until mushy.
* Mean while, grind the ingredients mentioned under "to grind" adding a little water.
* Add the cooked / canned lima beans, ground paste, salt and coriander powder to the cooked tomato - onion mixture. Cook the mixture on low flame until the raw smell of the almond paste is gone. Turn off  the stove and serve warm with rotis.

Comments

16 comments:

kitchen queen said...

awesome and yummy recipe.

Aarthi said...

This looks yummy..Perfectly made..

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Harini said...

ya my older one also likes this curry a lot. Good one.
Incidentally I am making the same for dinner tonight :)

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Quite a healthy one and looks delicious!!!!!

vaishali sabnani said...

looks cool....love the flavors...

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks rich and delicious :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks delicious and creamy !!

Rasi said...

Looks good suma..good to see u back..i feel like ages, since i saw ur recipes :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

love lima beans....like this desi almond ginger sauce too...must be rich

Latha said...

Looks wonderful....

Priya Yallapantula said...

Drooling over your pic. Love the almond paste idea. Got to give it a try.

Kumudha said...

I love Lima beans. Years ago I used to make Lima beans masala curry...

Baby Lima beans in spicy almond sauce looks so tasty...

Pinky said...

love this curry but have to try these baby lima beans yet

Nupur said...

Have never tried these Lima beans.. is the taste similar to those of Kidney beans o different, no idea. But this looks so inviting, wanting to taste it once :)

Hema said...

The curry looks so rich and yummy, happy to follow you, Suma..

Kaveri said...

A delicious curry...I too consider an experiment a success only when approved by my kids