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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Butter beans gravy

Posted by Saraswathi Tharagaram On 9:38 AM
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..

Ingredients:
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)

Method:

  • 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.




29 comments:

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

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

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  3. Very healthy and delicious post..
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  4. Delicious recipe....Great combo for chapathi..

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

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

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  7. That platter looks so delish n inviting ....

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

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  9. curry looks yummmm,thank you for visiting my blog.following you
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  10. That curry is making me hungry...looks very yum

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  11. Looks so tempting and inviting!

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

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  13. Delicious and tempting curry,perfect meal

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

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  15. 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 :)

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  16. awesome presentation..delicious curry :)

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  17. 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!

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  18. That platter looks so inviting !! healthy recipe
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  19. innovative flavors...sounds delicious..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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

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  22. 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...

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

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  24. Thanks for trying out Meena..

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