Lima beans /Avarakka is not commonly found in our place but it is available in plenty at my husband's place.And so,this recipe is totally learnt from my MIL and this serves as a perfect side dish for rice.The dish is mildly spicy and my family loves this stir fry a lot.Though it takes a little time and effort to separate the beans cover and then cut it in pieces but its indeed worth the effort.Enjoy making this at home !!
lima beans /avarakka 1 1/2 lb
onion 1 medium sized sliced
garlic cloves 3-4 sliced
chilly powder 3/4 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
-Wash and drain water 3-4 times.Take each avarakka,cut out both ends.Remove the tough side edges if any and then split open in two.Add the beans and cut the bean cover in 2-3 times.Repeat the same for all beans.Keep aside.
-Heat oil in a pan,Saute the onion until translucent,add sliced garlic cloves.
-Lower flame and add spices.Let the spice powders leave the raw smell.
-Add the chopped beans,salt.Toss it well.
-Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium flame.
-Uncover toss again,check for tenderness and cook again if not done.(The cooked ones changes color like french beans.)
-Serve hot with rice!!
Servings~ 3 adults
* Increase the spiceness if required.Decreasing the spice will not taste good.