Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cranberry/Butter beans gravy

Cranberry beans/Butter beans is a take dish which is a good accompaniment with roti, naan, paratha and chapathi. This can also make a rice good combination for rice. Main ingredients are Butter beans, onion, tomato, garlic ginger and spices. Prepare this when you get butter beans from market.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5-6

Butter beans -2 cups
Chopped Onion-1
Chopped Tomato-1
Curry leaves -6
Mustard seeds-1/4 tspoon
Cumin seeds -1/4 tspoon
Chopped Coriander leaves
Ginger garlic paste -1 tspoon
Red chilli powder -2 tspoons
Cumin Powder- 1 tspoon
Coriander powder -1 tspoon
Garam masala  -2 tspoons
Turmeric powder -1/4 tspoon
Curd-2 tspoon [optional]
Salt-as per taste
Oil -1tablespoon


  1. Cook the beans in some quantity of water, by adding very small quantity of salt. or can cook in pressure cooker for a whistle.
  2. Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves [be careful curry leaves splatter in hot oil], chopped onion,ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder. tomato and salt.
  3. Cook well until tomato gets mashed up.
  4. Add boiled beans and other dry spices mentioned above.Mix well.
  5. Now addition of curd, If you are adding curd. switch off the flame so that mixture becomes warm. Add curd and mix well. Then switch on the flame.
  6. Add water to get the desired gravy consistency.
  7. Cook well. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Cranberry beans gravy ready to serve.

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