Friday, March 19, 2010

Rangooni Vaal- High Fiber Low Fat Lima/Butter Beans Curry

Know What U Eat: A fiber all star- Lima / Butter Beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. In addition to it, the high fiber content prevents 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. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. You may already be familiar with beans' fiber and protein, but this is far from all lima beans have to offer. Butter beans are also used as sandwich spread, for those who are calorie concious . The curry made here with lima beans and tomatoes, can be done in Jain / non-jain version. Enjoy warm "Rangooni Vaal" with rice/roti.


Lima Beans


Ingredients:
1 C Lima/Butter Beans, soaked overnight & boiled
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 Medium Onion (optional)
2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
1/4 C Fresh Cilantro, chopped

For Tempering:
1 Tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida

Spices:
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Coriander-cumin powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Jaggery
Juice of half lemon/lime
Salt to taste


Method:
1.  Pressure cook/boil lima beans, adding some salt to it. Let it cool. Set aside.
2. Heat oil add mustard seeds, and let it splutter, once done, add cumin seeds & asafoetida.
3. Now add chopped tomatoes for Jain version / non Jain version, add onion and saute it untill translucent then add chopped garlic, and tomatoes and cook it for a while.
4. Add Lima beans and all the ingredients in spices, add water according to the consistency of gravy you want. Put it on simmer. Once done add chopped cilantro and serve with Roti /Rice.

46 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I have started adding lima beans to our food these day..this looks so tempting and just love the color..will try soon...

Biren said...

I've never tried lima beans in spicy sauce. This looks delicious! I will have to try this :)

SE said...

perfect...just love these !!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I liked the name of the curry so rushed to see the recipe :) Looks nice and sounds very nice too!

jeyashrisuresh said...

new and nice dish using lima beans.
easy to make it too.clicks r nice

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv lima benas...this gravy is new to me!

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear...Curry looks colourful and delicious...

Pavithra said...

These looks so good and very informative about lima beans too,,thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Its has been ages to prepared gravies with lima beans, looks fantastic..I can have this gravy with my rotis...yummm!!

Vrinda said...

nice curry..never tried this

Cool Lassi(e) said...

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The curry with Lima beans as a star ingredient in new to me. Must be an excellent combo for roti and rice.
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Hari Chandana said...

Looks perfect n spicy.. Awesome recipe..:)

PJ said...

aha, my favorite butter beans! this looks so delicious and a very new way to enjoy these delicious beans

Swapna Sree said...

woow!!the beans curry looks tempting....perfect with roti....nice clicks too

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! curry looks so delicious...

Latha said...

Buttery beans and tangy sauce! Gorgious gravy.

Srimathi said...

Hi, I like your blog layout, the title photos feels like spring and summer.The lima beans are great to cook with.

PriyaRaj said...

Very colorful & attractive.. nice click..

Deepa G Joshi said...

Lima beans in tomato gravy never tried this..looks so delicious,

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice click..........love to have it with hot rice.Love this beans

simply.food said...

The lima bean curry looks very tasty and colourful.Nice accompaniment to rice.

Meena said...

This gravy looks awesome plus the pics are just to-die-for...

Gulmohar said...

A great recipe for lima beans..looks good

Chitra said...

i feel like i don't cook with lima beans that often but you just reminded me about them. i love them whenever i remember them:)

R said...

looks healthy and tasty!!
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BangaloreBaker said...

Looks great. This is a nice variation.

Sanjana said...

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Cham said...

Love these beans they are super buttery!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks Lovely!

Vaishali Sharma said...

I don't remember eating Lima Beans ever...but I would love to try these looking at the curry u have made. Looks delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

That was very informative post about lima beans. Gravy looks colourful and delicious.
Deepa

kamalabhoopathy said...

Nice click and awesome colour lima beans looks yummy.

AshKuku said...

I'm not so aware of the term LIMA beans... but beans in any form , shape & color is appealing to my palate...... I love them even if I suffer from gastric trouble....;-)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Very colorful... , healthy and yummy!!

Rachana Kothari said...

The curry looks healthy and delicious:)

Pete said...

Delicous lima beans curry! Healthy too!

Jagruti said...

The lima beans curry(Vaal) looks delicious and tasty!! goes relly well with gujarati kadhi naa?

Angie's Recipes said...

The bean curry sounds so yummy!

Parita said...

Yummy curry!

Siddhi S said...

wow nice gravy...looks delicious..

Aparna S Mallya said...

i have a big packet of lima beans in the pantry. will try this out. sounds good, and with all the fiber it provides, why not!

M D said...

I love the melt in mouth buttery feel of these beans. Nice and easy recipe.

shriya said...

Thanks for sharing the very nice information abt lima beans. Very nice clicks.

Preety said...

simply delicious

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Katy ~ said...

You have some of the best ideas and recipes. I am learning to like lima beans but have only eaten them plain. This is a very nice, dressed up version, lots more flavor and color. Thank you for posting.

 
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