Butter Beans Kootu

Butter beans is available with skin or without skin. If you get butter beans with skin, peel off the skin and take the beans alone to cook. Butter beans is very famous in my home town Madurai and in Chennai. Especially children will like this dish more.


Butter Beans – ¼ kg
Tomato – 2 (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Kolambu Podi – 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – ½ tsp
Garlic Pods – 4 (finely chopped)
Curry Leaves –few
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Service For : 3 People

Cooking Instructions:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustards seeds and fry it a while. Now add chopped onions, tomatoes,garlic and curry leaves and enough salt to it and fry until the oil comes out of the dish and tomato is mashed well. Add butter beans, kolambu podi, turmeric powder and asafoetida to the cooker. Add enough water to it and stir it well so that no lumps are found. Close the lid and let it to cook for 5 whistles (depends upon the efficiency of the cooker).
Open the lid of the cooker after pressure is released and let it to boil until the water in it is completely evaporated.

Side Dish: Rice


Vani said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Srilekha! Because I saw the Mrs. ahead of your name, I thought you were an elderly person! Then I read about your daughter :) Loved the kootu u have. It looks delicious! And your coriander leaves kolambu also.

Mrs.SriLekha said...

thanx vani! i have onse son only and not daughter. hop u thought of ur daughter when u drop comment on my page