Fresh Lima Bean Curry | हिरव्या पावटयाची आमटी |Pavtyachi amti

Hello Foodies,
        When I was growing up, my mother would often make this Lima beans curry, rice,
and jowar roti or chapati. This menu is my favorite, and they always remind me of home. Have you ever tasted this Maharashtrian style lima beans curry/ pavtyachi amti with jowar roti? If not do try it, they have so much flavor. I know a lot of people don't like to eat Lima beans, but I adore them. Especially when served with jowar roti. Lima beans are a perfect addition to any dish and this my family favorite recipe calls for just a few essential ingredients, so it's quick and easy to stir up on a busy weeknight. This protein and fiber-filled dish could be served as a main course or a meatless main entree. If you make it, double the recipe, because it will be gone in a flash! These healthy lima beans are not only tasty but vitamins, minerals and protein powerhouse! This dish has major flavor with Indian spices, peanuts, and coconut. Lima beans are a good source of fiber, copper, folate, iron and help to promote heart health and produce energy. It's really an easy way to cook them, and there is no secret ingredient. All it takes is a few basic ingredients to make it super tasty: peanuts, coconut, chili powder, goda masala, turmeric, salt, and coriander leaves. That is all! The key is that each lima bean has blend/cooked in the prepared masala very well. The creamy, thick texture to the curry comes from the peanut- coconut Masala mix and from the beans, not any dairy product used. These ingredients make this dish completely vegan and gluten-free. I love to keep this meal gluten-free and vegan by serving over a warm, crispy jowar roti (bhakri) and with rice. You can add other veggies like potatoes, carrots, corns, peas to make it more flavourful and see what works for you!
Where and when you can find Lima beans?
          Fresh lima beans are often difficult to find, they are worth looking for in the summer and fall when they are in season. Dried and canned lima beans are available throughout the year. They are easily available in your grocery store. You can find them fresh, dried, canned or frozen. This recipe uses fresh(green)Lima beans.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Each Serving of Lima Beans Curry Contains 100 calories.

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Ingredients : 

  • Lima beans / Pawata, 1 cup
  • Peanuts 3 tbsp (dry roasted)
  • Desiccated coconut 2 tbsp
  • Ginger 1 Tsp
  • Green chilies 2 strips
  • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
  • Goda Masala/Garam Masala 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  • Veg.oil 2 Tsp
  • Water as needed

Instructions :

  • Deshell the pavta (Lima beans) and keep aside.
  • To Prepare Masala:
    • In a grinder add peanuts, coconut, green chilies, ginger, turmeric, coriander, goda masala, salt, and coriander and grind to make coarse
  • To Prepare Curry:
    • Heat oil in a kadhai and splutter cumin seeds.
    • Add lima beans and cook for 5-6 minutes.
    • Now add red chili powder, prepared masala and mix well.
    • Saute for 2-3 minutes or until oil starts separating.
    • Add 2 cup of water and mix well and bring it to boil, simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Here, spicy, creamy lima beans curry is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

My Take:

  • The quantity of water will be according to the required consistency of gravy. I have added 2 cups of water.

Dietary Comments

  • It makes 4 servings.
  • Calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Per serving contains 100 calories, along with 9.5g carbohydrates, 3.64g dietary fiber, 6.31 g fats, and 3.7g protein.

Health Benefits of Lima Beans Curry:

  • Lima beans are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.
  • It helps to prevent digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and cure constipation.
  • They are low in sodium.
  • These are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
  • They are good sources of many B-complex vitamins and these vitamins functions as co-enzymes in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism.

Good Time To Eat:

  •     It is good to eat lima beans curry for lunch as well as for dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!

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