Friday, January 18, 2008

Kala Channa and Lima Beans Curry


There are various ways to prepare the Kala /Brown channa /Black Chickpeas.Very healthy and quite nutritious too in nature.I used to prepare curry only with kala channa .But then to add more flavor i decided to add Lima beans to it and cook them in a normal channa style.The outcome was awesome ...Just wanted to share with all you friends.

Preparation Style

Kala Channa -2 Cups
Lima Beans -1 small Container (Store Bought)
Onion -1
Tomato -2
Green Chilli -3-4
Garlic -2-3 cloves
Haldi powder -1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Gram Masala powder -1/2 tsp
Oil -3-4 tsp
Jeera -1 tsp
Lemon Juice -5-6 tsp
Salt as per desired

Preparation Style

Soak the channa overnight and pressure cook with the Lima beans next day .Grind the onion, tomato,green chilli ,garlic together and keep the paste separately.Add sufficient water while grinding to make it a smooth paste. On the other side in a kadai add oil and jeera and allow it to crack . Then add the grinded gravy to it and keep it on low flame. Allow the gravy to change color and you can see it to come to a boil.Then add all the spices and mix them quite well. Once you start noticing that the aroma to come up then add the cooked beans .Stir them well and add salt and kotamali (Coriander) and serve them hot with chapati or rice.

15 comments:

vimmi said...

great recipe. never made kala chana with lima beans

Trupti said...

Hello Deepa,
This is the first time I am visiting your blog. I like your recipes, photos, layout etc..Keep up the good work
Trupti

Sagari said...

nice combo of beans curry looks delecious

Richa said...

hey, that is a new combo for me, deepa!
sounds yum :)

Bharathy said...

That seems to be a scrumptious curry!..Love the combo of Kadalai and lima beans!!:)

...and so sweet to see you with pulisseri :)

sra said...

That looks really nice!

Hima said...

The curry is looking so yummy, might go well with chapathi.

Meera said...

never tried this combo before. but will surely try it now. It looks delicious!!

Rajitha said...

deepa..it looks great..

DK said...

Such a healthy and delicious luking combo! New to me!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, the pic looks beautiful!!! Thanx for sharing this new combo...

Cynthia said...

Deepa I want mine served with rice and some hot achar :)

DEEPA said...

Hey Vimmi and sagari ...Thanks for the stopping by ..Its a great curry .Do try it out.

Trupti , thks for stopping by .Do come in often.

Richa ,Sra and Bharathy ....Thanks for dopping in ...

Hima and meera , You must try it out ..It taste great with chapati .

Thankyou DK, Rajitha and Ramya ...

Cynthia ..Thanks for stopping by ..Sure come over .I shall serve them with hot rice and hot achar ...

Mansi Desai said...

that's a nice combo:) looks neat!

Kribha said...

Never tried this combination before. I;m sure it is a great sidedish for chappathis.