Baby Lima Beans Curry


          Lima Beans are tasty and a healthy legume. They are good source of  cholesterol-lowering fiber and protein. Curry is perfect for lunch or dinner. This brilliant curry goes well with rice or chapathi.


        3/4 Cup of Frozen Baby Lima Beans
        1 Chopped Large Onion
        1 Chopped Large Tomato       
        2 Tsp of Coriander Powder
        1/4 – 1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
        1/2 Tsp of Chilly Powder
        1/2 Tsp of Cumin Powder
        1/2 Tsp of Garam Masala
        Few Cilantro or Coriander leaves
        Salt as needed

  To Grind

        2 Garlic Cloves
        3 Tbsp of Grated Coconut
        2 Green Chillies

  To Temper

       1 Tbsp of Oil
       1 Tsp of Fennel Seeds
       Few Curry Leaves


  • In a blender, add ” To Grind ” ingredients, grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan/cooker. Test the oil by adding one fennel seed; if seed crackles then your oil is ready.Add fennel seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onion and salt, fry for 1-2 mins until onion turns golden brown.
  • Add ground paste, saute well until raw smell vanishes.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilly powder, saute well for a min.
  • Add chopped tomato, cook for 2-3 mins until oil separates.
  • Add lima beans, garam masala and cumin powder. Mix well with masala. Add enough water and check the salt. Close it with a cooker lid and cook for 3 whistles. Switch off the stove. Finally garnish with cilantro leaves.
  • Hot Lima beans curry is ready to serve.


  • Serve with chapathi or stuffed paratha.
  • You can add ginger garlic paste instead of garlic cloves.
  • You can also add peas or carrot to this recipe.
  • You can add lemon juice at the end for more tangibleness.

  Health Benefits of Lima Beans

  • Good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber
  • Rich in iron, which provides cell growth in your body.
  • Rich in Protein and carbohydrates.

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  1. Crystal says:

    I haven’t tried Lima beans in making curry. So I’m thinking of having it for lunch tomorrow. Is it okay if I add more turmeric/curcumin powder?

  2. gayathri says:

    Adding more turmeric will rob the curry of the flavour and make it taste a little bitter and dominate the flavour . Always go a little easy on curcumin and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp is all that is needed.

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