Fresh broad beans,Green Peas,Soya beans,ButterBeans,Pigeon peas are available during Winter Season in India .Farmer's markets are filled with baskets and baskets of fresh beans. How come a person like me,who is fond of these fresh beans miss them? . I love these beans , would to like to taste them all through this season.But this butter beans are not available in Hyderabad . I made my mom to carry 2 kgs of this from TamilNadu .

Butter beans have a sweet different taste ....once tasted,no one can say no to it.Myself and my brother will fight for it.....making my mom to go mad.......those days are pleasant memories .

Here comes this yummy curry ,

Sambar onion/Pearl Onion - 1 cup
Butter Beans -- 2 cups
Brinjal - 50 g
Tomato - 1 (medium)
Tamarind - a small lemon size
Mustard,Jeera and Methi seeds - 1 tsp each
Curry leaves
Sambar Powder - 3 tsps
Coconut pieces - 4
Green Chillies - 2
Asafoetida as required
Salt to taste.

1) Heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard , jeera and methi seeds . When it splutters, add chopped onion and curry leaves . Saute till tender .
2) After 2 minutes , add tomato and split chillies . Saute till onion and tomato becomes tender.
3) Then add chopped brinjal and sprinkle little water . Cover with a lid , wait till brinjal gets cooked.

4) Meanwhile , pressure cook butter beans for 3 whistles and keep aside . Use the stock for soaking tamarind and grinding coconut.

5) Once brinjal is cooked , add beans to it and stir them well .

6) Then , add sambar powder , turmeric powder , tamarind juice , grinded coconut and salt .
7) Cover with a lid and allow it to boil in medium flame till the oil separates out . Finally , add asafoetida .

Serve hot with rice . This tastes good with gingelly oil.

This goes to
1) Sudehna's
Monthly Mingle - Winter Fruits and Vegetabales Event , initially started by Meeta of ”What’s for Lunch, Honey?”.

2) EC's MLLA-19 th event started by


Nandinis food said...

I love any dish with sambar onions. So I fell in love with this one.

Priya Suresh said...

Beans curry looks tremendous..regarding the JFI-ragi, here is the link : http://www.egglesscooking.com/2009/12/31/jfi-ragi-event/

Hope this helps..

Tina said...

Its a new recipe to me..Looks delicious...

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

The gravy looks awesome and perfect for the event

Rekha shoban said...

nice season recipe...

FH said...

Happy 2010 Shama. Healthy and tasty start for new year, good one!:)

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Finla said...

So so good, i would love to have this with curry.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Looks very yummy and tasty..would be perfect with crispy hot porris...

Padma said...

Me too love all the fresh beans. Nice yummy curry Shama perfect with rice or roti.

Simplyfood said...

Lovely recipe .I love broad beans.

Rachana said...

Dear Shama,
The Curry looks tasty... would go really well with rice..

Uma said...

nice dish. looks yummy!!

Belated wishes for a happy New year :)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh i miss the fresh butter beans here.. i love it so much. the curry is too tempting.

MR said...

looks like a great curry

Mythreyi Dilip said...

This is a new recipe to me Shama, hope it tastes delectable with rotis. Very nice!!!

gtyuk said...

bean curry looks simply delicious!!
we get this beans here too; will try out sometime!!
looks filling & must be wonderful for winter!!!
no wonder you used to fight with your bro for this curry :):)

Devasena Hariharan said...

A different one Shama! Good one with butter beans.

EC said...

Lovely dish ..tempting one, thanks for the entry

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