I had these Lima Beans as part of a gift from Hurst beans sitting in my pantry for quite some time now and I was also getting a little restless for not having used them in my cooking yet. So on an occasion when my refrigerator was near empty, I soaked these beans thinking I would come up with something for dinner. After looking at a lot of options, I decided to go for this kurma with a mixture of all nuts n seeds I could lay my hands on :) My 9 year old loved this kurma with rotis so much (I think she mixed it with a little yogurt) that I had to save it for her to eat 2 days in a row! That in itself is very flattering, don't you think?

Tip to get rid of hiccups - Talking about my 9 year old, she was getting hiccups very badly one night and she was getting frustrated and irritated too. Who won't, right? We had exhausted all methods we knew like eating a little sugar, gulping water, diverting attention suddenly, just to name a few :)  Thats when my MIL's tip came to my mind, asking her to chew on a few (a pinch) cumin seeds (jeera/jilakara). Guess what? her hiccups vanished as if by miracle! I tried this a few more times to make sure it works all the time and sure it did for us. So try this harmless method to get rid of hiccups. If it works for us it could work for you too. Lets move on to the recipe, shall we?

Lima Beans Kurma

Ingredients - 

Dry Lima Beans 1 cup 
Mirchi Powder 1/4 tsp (or as per taste)
Amchur Powder 1 tsp (or as per taste)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp (or as per taste)
Salt as per taste
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Cinnamon 1 inch piece, Cloves 3-4, Jeera 1/2 tsp)

To Grind - 
Onion chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped 1 cup
Poppy seeds 1 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Walnuts 3-4
Almonds 3-4 
Sun-flower Seeds 1 Tbsp
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 2-3 pods (or as desired)
Coriander leaves a few
Green Chillies 1-2 (or as desired)

Method Of Preparation - 

Soak the Lima Beans for about 6-7 hrs, drain and wash them well. 

Pressure cook the soaked and drained lima beans with adequate water. 

In a heated sauce pan, spray a little oil, and saute the onions until they are golden brown and transfer into a plate to cool.

Make a paste of all the items listed under 'To Grind'. Also add sauteed onions and tomatoes to make a fine paste.

In the sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the jeera is lightly brown, add the masala paste and let it cook for about 3-4 min until the raw taste is gone.

Add the boiled lima beans and mix well.

Lima Beans Kurma

Add the masala powders and adjust the flavors as desired.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Roti/Rice.

Sending this curry to Susan's "MLLA-33" happening at Ammalu's Kitchen.

Also to ' C for  Colourful Currys' hosted by Charitha.

Preparation Time - 45 min
Serves 5-6 Adults
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, March 23, 2011


  1. Ila Says:
  2. delicious curry and easy remedy 4 hiccups :) thanks :)

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. nice and healthy recipe

  5. divya Says:
  6. looks delicious and healthy...

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Thanks for sharing easy remedy for hiccups...Kurma looks inviting and yummy..

  9. interesting remedy for hiccups. i am def gonna make note of this and try this. :-) lima beans curry looks delicious.

  10. Simplyfood Says:
  11. Delicious and rich gravy looks so creamy.

  12. Usha Says:
  13. Kurma looks rich and creamy! delicious.. :)

  14. aipi Says:
  15. While my hubby is patient enough to ride it off my kiddo n I absolutely hate when we get hiccups- so thanks for this handy tip will keep in mind.

    Curry looks great..
    US Masala

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. Curry look delicious.. Thanks for the tip on hiccups, I hate getting hiccups and don't mind chewing some cumin to get rid of them.

  18. looks so rich & creamy...

  19. Delicious Curry!!!! have some awards waiting for you in my space!!! Pls collect them!!!!

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. lima beans kurma looks very inviting and yumm!....nice side dish for chapathis and rice too!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  22. Neenu M N Says:
  23. something new to me..luks nice

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