Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Butter beans gravy

Butter beans gravy
              Last Sunday, I was very lazy & everything went out of time.. As a mother, I can't escape myself from cooking. I had no vegetable in my fridge except onion & tomatoes and bit confused what to do apart from tomato gravy. I called my mom and got this recipe from her..It is very easy & tasty side dish...we enjoyed our dinner..

Butter beans or any bean variety - 3/4 cup
Onions - 1 1/2 cups ( chopped)
Tomatoes - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Almonds -  15 nos
Water - As required
Minced cilantro leaves - For garnishing
Salt - T o taste

Masala powders:
Red chili powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tbsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Fennel seed - 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves - As required (optional)


  • Soak butter beans overnight and pressure cook it with pinch of salt & 1tsp of oil  for 4~5 whistle or until soft.
  • Boil almonds  with required water for 2 minutes. Allow it to cool & remove the skin easily or soak almonds overnight and peel the skin.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add fennel seeds, let it splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and saute it in medium heat for 5 minutes. Add pinch of salt to speed up the process.
  • When Onion turns glossy, add ginger garlic paste & saute for a minute or till raw smell disappear.

  • Then add chopped tomatoes and fry it till soft & mushy.
  • .Add all masala powder as listed. Mix well & stir till raw smell disappear or oil leaves the sides of the gravy.
  • Add almonds and fry it for a minute then add required water and bring to boil.
  • After a 3 minutes, turn off the heat & allow mixture to cool.
  • Grind the mixture into fine paste by adding little water if required.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add the ground masala to the pan.
  • Add water & cooked butter beans.
  • Allow it to boil in low heat for 10 minutes or till required consistency reached.
  • Garnish with cilantro & serve hot with Roti or Naan. 
Butter beans gravy

Note: You can add cooked beans water to the gravy. I used frozen butter beans, so I added 1/2 cup of normal milk along with 1 cup of water. You can avoid water & make it as dry curry. Cooking in low heat makes gravy more tastier. Reduce or increase the amount of Onion for more or less gravy/ curry quantity.

This recipe goes to Bookmarked recipe, Any one can cook, Cook it healthy, Subzis for rotis, MLLA - Kicking off year 4.


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, that curry looks superb and so tempting, thanks for entering in our event :)

Shanavi said...

Delicious Combo Saras, My aunt used to add almonds to almost all the dishes she makes and grind the masala.. Romba sooper

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Very healthy and delicious post..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe....Great combo for chapathi..

Santosh Bangar said...

curry is delicious and healthy

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. that looks so yummy.. I am hungry already :D

Uma said...

This gravy looks yummay. Adding Almond is must here or what? Tempting with chapathi.


Priti said...

That platter looks so delish n inviting ....

Priya Sreeram said...

butter-beans is indeed a life saver in my hearth too- in rice, in gravies etc it is wonderful; this one looks good

Charishma said...

curry looks yummmm,thank you for visiting my blog.following you

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Curry looks creamy....

Kaveri said...

That curry is making me hungry...looks very yum

Deeksha said...

Looks so tempting and inviting!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious gravy,makes me hungry...

SouthIndianHome said...

Curry looks super delicious.Nice clicks
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Ramya said...

I've never usedd butter beans...let me give this a try..

Suja said...

Delicious and tempting curry,perfect meal


so tempting plate ....Delicious gravy and chapathi...Good combination...

veena said...

Butter beans looks yummy

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is just my kind of food, butter beans gravy looks very yummy! Thank you for linking this fabulous recipe with Any One Can Cook :)

arthi said...

awesome presentation..delicious curry :)

Susan said...

If this is lazy cooking, I'd like to be at your table when you put on the Ritz. ; )

Thank you, Saras, for your great MLLA recipe!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

That platter looks so inviting !! healthy recipe
Hamaree Rasoi

Jay said...

innovative flavors...sounds delicious..:P
Tasty Appetite

Lipsy said...

Wow would love to try this yummy recipe:-)
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shooting star said...

this looks something i would love to eat....would definitely try out!!


JishasKitchen said...

wow..that's one delicious and creamy curry...I really wish that I could just dip a chapati in that curry and have it right away..very tempting dear...

Meena said...

tried this today and it just came out very well. was awesome. thank u :-)

Saras said...

Thanks for trying out Meena..