Monday, September 25, 2017

Butter Beans Sundal/Navrathri Recipes

                                                    Butter Beans is a new sundal i tried today.I had not soaked any(bean or kadalai)for sundal for today so ran to the stores and was looking for a bean variety.First time i even saw these actually.I was wondering whether they were Lima beans or Soya beans but apparently they are "Butter Beans"..I just soaked them for 2-3 hours( i was not sure if it was enough and had a back up plan of instant yellow dal Sundal😜).After soaking for few hours pressure cooked them with salt for three whistles and then just seasoned it.It is quiet simple and it was so soft as butter!!!!

You will Need

  • 200 gms Butter Beans
  • One tbs Coconut oil
  • One tsp Mustard seeds
  • One tsp Urad Dal
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Red Chillies
  • One tbs Sundal Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Asafoetida

How to
1.Wash and soak the Beans For 2-3hours.

2.Pressure cook the beans with salt for three whistles
 3.Check if it is soft.
 4.Heat coconut oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,urad dal,curry leaves,red chillies and Asafoetida.
 5.Add the cooked beans and toss gently.
 6Add the sundal powder and toss gently again,check for salt if required add a little more.
 7.Sundal is ready for neivedhayam.


  • If you are running out of time soak the beans in Hot water and keep it in a hot case.
  • You can use the beans to make Dal(subzi)for chapathis.
  • Adding the sundal powder gives a good flavour and taste to the sundal.

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