Dry Lima Bean Curry

Have you seen these big dry Lima beans in regular American grocery stores? This is the first time I bought them. They have 3-4 kind of dry Lima beans variety. I bought big white ones because they have highest Amt of iron. 30% according to pkg. Lima beans have distinct taste but this one turned out mild not like Indian ones. Here’s how I cooked.

  • Soak them in water for 7-8 hrs and pressure cook for 3 whistles. They cooked pretty quick for their size.
  • Heat oil, crack few mustard seeds and add chopped tomatoes and cook.
  • Add usual spices, salt. I added little sambhar powder too.
  • Pour cooked beans with its water and simmer on medium for few mins.
  • Garnish with cilantro or like me add some spinach leaves at the end.
  • Yum ! Try it out whatever way you like.
  • If you have been following this space, you know Lima beans are associated with planet Venus so what better day than cooking on Friday? Please planet Venus / shukra dev while pleasing your palate.
  • Enjoy !

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