Serves 6 Preparation time 45 minutes
250 grams butter beans / lima beans,
2 onions chopped,
2 tomatoes chopped,
2 potatoes peeled and cut into quarters,
2 cloves,
3 cardamoms,
1 stick cinnamon,
1 teaspoon garlic paste,
1 teaspoon ginger paste,
2 tablespoon coconut paste,
1 teaspoon chillie powder,
½ teaspoon turmeric powder,
½ teaspoon coriander powder,
½ teaspoon spice powder / garam masala powder,
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped
Boil the butter beans and potatoes till tender in sufficient water with a little salt. Drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon for a little while. Add the tomatoes, garlic paste, ginger paste, chillie powder, turmeric, garam masala / spice powder, coriander powder, coconut paste, a little of the chopped coriander leaves and salt and stir fry till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the boiled butter beans / lima beans and potatoes and 1 cup water and simmer on low heat till the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice or chapattis