Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three In One-Lima Beans-Dal-GreenPeas Tomato Curry


First of all i want to say a big "Thank you" to all my friends for your lovely birthday wishes.Today i am going to share with you guys a simple recipe which I used for preparing three curries. I hope that now you got the idea of the title Three in one..don't confuse with the name..It means 3 curries with a recipe but the main ingredient is different.They are: Spilt mung dal,Green peas and Lima beans. The mung Dal-tomato curry is the one I used to prepare for chapati and rice. But when i tried the same recipe with lima beans/Butter bean( always prefer to use the Lima beans for veg-fried rice and veg kurma.)and green peas it came out nicely and we really liked the curries. Nowadays I got 2 more vegggie varieties in our menu. The best thing is that it is very simple and good combo with rice and chapathi. I think sometimes our trial will end up with  new dish to our daily menu.
Don't forget to try this dishes sure u will love all these. Let me explain how we can prepare this simple and delicious curries:
1.Lima Beans-Tomato curry
Ingredients
Lima beans: 1 cup
Oil: 1 tsp
Green chili: 2 nos
Garlic : 2 pods
Ginger: medium size
Onion: 1 small
Tomato: 2 small
Ground cumin :1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Chili Powder: 2 tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
Garam Masala:1 tsp
Kasoori methi:1/2 tsp
Water: enough
Salt: to taste
Coriander Leaves:some
Preparation
Step1: 
  • Cook the Lima beans in a pressure cooker with 1/2 cup of water until one whistle. Do not over cook. Add salt to taste
  • Crush ginger and Garlic.
  • Cut the green chili into small pieces
  • Cut the tomato into 8 pieces
  • Dice the onion into small pieces
Step2:
  • Heat the oil in a pan.Add green chili and crushed Ginger garlic.saute for sometime.
  • Add the diced onion and saute well.
  • Add the tomato pieces into it..stir well ..
Step3: 
  • Once the tomatoes are well cooked add the Turemric powder followed by Chili poswder,coriander powder and garam masala.Mix well.
Step4: 
  • Add the cooked Lima beans into it.
  • Add the Kasoori methi, ground cumin,coriander leaves and salt into the mix.
  • Saute well and then add 1-11/2 cups of water.
  • Close the pan and let the mix to cook for 5-10 minutes in medium heat.
The Delicious Lima beans Tomato currry is ready to have..very good combo with Rice and Chapati..

2.Dal-Tomato curry
 
Ingredients
Use the Split mung dal 1/2 cup 
rest of the ingredients are same as above.
Preparation
  • In step1 cook the Dal with 1 cup of water  in a pressure cooker for 2 whistle or until well cooked.Add salt to taste.
  • Follow Step2 & 3 as described above
  • In Step4 add the cooked Dal and rest is same as above.
3.Green Peas-Tomato Curry
 
Ingredients
Use the Green Peas  1/2 cup .(soak it Overnight)
rest of the ingredients are same as above.
Preparation
  • In step1cook the green peas with 1 cup of water  in a pressure cooker for 2 whistle or until well cooked.Add salt to taste.
  • Follow Step2 & 3 as described above
  • In Step4 add the cooked Green peas  and cook as per the above recipe.
Cook's Tip
  • Do not overcook Green peas and Lima beans .
  • According to your taste change the quantity of masala
  • If u need more gravy add more water at Step4.

Enjoy the Delicious curries..
Sending this to sara's My legume love affair 23. and also to Cooking with seeds -Cumin seeds event hosted by Sara and the event started by Priya.

73 Said:

Aparna said...

Yummy delicious curry dear!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Prani, amazing looking curries, all 3 of them. Lima beans was the best !!!

Sushma Mallya said...

all 3 of them look delicious...

Dipika said...

wow prani..the way u present combos is good...great combinations n got to learn new recipe..lima beans...Happy to follow u...
and Thanks for visiting my blog and ur warm welcome to the food blogs :)

http://cookingwithdipika.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

You are very energetic. You are also a gifted cook. Your photos today are especially appealing. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Alessandra said...

I am always looking for vegetable curries, these look great!

Priya said...

Wow all those fabulous dishes looks truly tempting and awesome..Thats lima beans curry makes me drool..

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This look simple and healthy!

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Prani, I didn#t know its ur birthday. Many more happy returns of the day. Wish you lots and lots of happiness and gud health.

Mam, I was so confused in the beginning and thought u cooked everything together hehe. Nice ones. Actually any dhal tomato curry is gr8 as a side-dish for chappathis :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried any gravy with lima beans. quite new and tempting me to give a try

SathyaSridhar said...

Rani,, nice beans curry dear thats good veggies n pulses are very good for health adding 2 or 3 veggie or pulses combination is good adding for our daily food habits. Fresh beans is taste very good than dried one always. Very apt side dish for rotis n rice.

BeenaShylesh said...

yummy and delisious dear.....nice combination with rice and chappathi...kurachu kittyankill ennu uchakkatha food koshal akkam ayirunnu..

M D said...

Yummy combo with rotis. Love beans in this form and that too with gravy.

Uma said...

lovely legume recipes.. months passed i havent made legume curry.. i'll try green peas first..

Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful and fantastic curries dear..nice presentation..great for chapatis confused which one to try first...lima beans curry is truly unique. Thanks for recipe dear.

Ambika said...

Belated Happy Birthday Prani!! The dals look tasty...

Pam said...

They all look tasty.

Kairali sisters said...

Nice array of beautiful and healthy dishes Prani...Loks yummo..

We are doing absolutely great...Hope you too..

Love
Kairali sisters

Suhaina said...

Great work Prani, u r rocking with so many delicious mouth watering items. Nice recipes. Never tried this beans before,Now I too can make this curry. Thanks for sharing it dear.
Hope u have receioved my email. Waiting for ur call.Happy weekend.

divya said...

looks vry tempting and delicious...

Suman Singh said...

never tried lima beans in my cooking yet..they all looks so tempting...must try...thanks for sharing this!

Swathi said...

Rani,

Belated happy birthday. Beans, peas and tomato curry looks really healthy and delicious

Anuradha Jayaseelan said...

Hi Prani, belated birthday wishes :)

a very healthy side dish...will surely try...

Kiran said...

Hi Prani,all the three bean curries with tomato look very colorfula nd delcious.Very healthy combo for rice or roti.

Krishnaveni said...

superb delicious curry...beautiful pictures. healthy too

GayathriRaj said...

Hey Prani thats a lovely recipe...and that combo style of presenting was fabulous on ur part...lovely da....and beautiful pics too....really mouth watering one...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wat an elaborate meal..feel like making som rotis and eating the curries right away..btw, dint know it was ur bday..my belated bday wishes.

Panchpakwan said...

Healthy and delicious curry.

Sridevi said...

I liked all the curries, especially the lima beans one.

AdukalaVishesham said...

A nice collection of veg curries.. and all 3 are perfect with roti

Guna's kitchen said...

i thought u cooked everything together..confused... good idea.. especially the lima beans curry is great

Raina said...

Beautiful photos. Sounds like a wonderful dish.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great recipes dear, love all of them, beautiful photo too...

PranisKitchen said...

Aparna,Priya,Sushma.Dipika,Mary,Alessandra,Priya,Sonia,Manju,Jeyashrisuresh,sathya,beena,MD,Uma,suja,ambika,Pam,Kairali sisters,Suhaina,divya,suman,swathi,anuradha,kiran,krishnaveni,gayathriraj,munchcrunch,panchpakwan,sridevi,adukalavishesham,guna,raina,treat and trickThanks for the lovely comments dear friends..

Mimi said...

Such a versatile and flavorful recipe.
Mimi

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

all the curries looks tempting..great clicks!!

Babli said...

Very nice, beautiful and delicious curries. Wonderful and interesting combo. Lovely presentation.

Vrinda said...

Curry with lima beans sounds gr8...will giv a try

Ammu said...

Very nice. Looks great. Very unique.

vineetha said...

Never tasted Lime beans.. when we see such recipes we get the inspiration to out new things..curries looks fabulous..

Padhu said...

All the three dishes look very very delicious!!

Rach said...

Really nice dear :) Collect your award from my blog :)

PS said...

i recently bought a pack of lima beans and was searching for a good recipe. i liked your recipe and will surely give it a try..

Gulmohar said...

three in one curry looks wonderful ! Thanks for your lovely note...I'll miss you all too..take care...byee

Sook said...

I absolutely love beans in curry! Your curry looks amazing!

meeso said...

Thanks for visiting me :) All the dishes look mouthwatering!!!

Nisha said...

Wow three in one is great , i'll definitely going to try lima beans recipe of yours.

jeyashrisuresh said...

hey thanks for ur comment in my blog.
And i use ALQUILA brand basmathi rice and sometimes i use INDIA GATE BASMATHI RICE ALSO.Both will come out nicely

PranisKitchen said...

mimi,jagruthi,babli,vrinda,ammu,vineetha,padhu,rach,ps,gulmohar,sook,messo ,nisha thanks for the lovely comments dear frnds.
Jayashri thanks for the response dear

Pari said...

Hi Prani, what a coincidence, we hopped into each other's blog at the same time.
loved the three in one curries.

Aps said...

Prani it luks fab nd i love lima beans they r a kinda melt in mouth type.... :) I loved it :)

PranisKitchen said...

Pari and Aps thanks for the lovely comments dear friends

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks like a very delicious bean dish! Love the gravy.

Ammu said...

There is something waiting for u in my blog. Plz collect it dear.

Erica said...

Wow!This looks so yummy! I’m excited to make it! Wonderful flavors!

Alisa-Foodista said...

Happy Belated Birthday Prani! This is delicious!If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

Priya said...

Love ur recipe.. thansk for stopping by :).. u have a superb space...

Susan said...

Delish dishes, Prani! Would be hard to decide which to try first. I'm especially fond of lima beans which don't get that much attention.

Thank for your wonderful MLLA recipes!

Mano Saminathan said...

Dear Prani!

Very nice recipes and beautiful photographs!
Especially the 'ima Beans and Tomato curry' looks very tempting!

Rumana Rawat said...

Hello Dear,
How r u doing?
Very nice recipe and pic too:)

PJ said...

oh wow, what a delicious and unique curry :D

PranisKitchen said...

angie ammu erica alisa priya susan alissa mano rumana Pj thanks for the lovely comments dear..

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice blog..this looks yumm

Malar Gandhi said...

Loved all ur curries, my choice is green peas...they are simply delicious:)

Valarmathi said...

Wow....lovely curries, looks tempting and yummy.

Nithu said...

Looks really tempting. I love beans. Nice click.

Zia Elle said...

Yammy!! I love this kind of beans and your plate looks so good!!
Nice your blog, see you soon...

Simply Life said...

oh that curry looks great!

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is really yumm! Bookmarked!

PranisKitchen said...

soumya,valar,nithu,ziaelle,simplylife,preeti thanks a lot for ur lovely comments dear friends

LG said...

lima beans dal looks yummm...

Nirmala said...

what a great blog and I love the lima bean recipe. Thanks for sharing.

PranisKitchen said...

lg nirmala thanks for the comments frnds

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