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January 31, 2018

Double Beans Poriyal – South Indian Style Double Beans Curry For Rice

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double beans poriyal

I prepared this double beans curry recipe for the first time following my MIL’s South Indian style raw banana curry recipe adding fresh masala and coconut. Double beans is also known as lima beans. We call it as double beans poriyal in Tamil. It is high in nutrition, packed with soluble fiber that helps to reduce cholesterol and manage diabetes. I have seen my friends making sambar and kurma using fresh beans. But to begin with, I tried this yummy double beans poriyal recipe using dried double beans as I don’t get fresh ones in my place. It came out very well and tasty. Its a good side dish for sambar rice, rasam rice & curd rice. Except the soaking time, its very easy to make & can be done quickly. Do try this healthy poriyal recipe for rice and enjoy. Lets see how to make double beans/ lima beans poriyal recipe with step by step pictures.

Double beans poriyal

Double beans poriyal recipe

Double beans poriyal recipe

How to make double beans poriyal for rice

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Poriyal recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time:6Hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time:6H20 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Double beans / Lima beans - 1 cup
  • Salt & water - as needed
To Grind masala
  • Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
  • Coriander seeds - 1.5 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 4 nos
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 3 nos
To Temper
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds –1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few


  1. Wash and soak double beans in enough water for minimum 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Pressure cook soaked beans adding water and salt. Cook in low flame for one whistle.
  3. Grind all the ingredients for masala to a smooth paste without adding water.
  4. Heat oil and temper mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Add cooked double beans without water.
  5. Add the ground masala paste and mix well to coat the masala. Add 1/4 cup of water and boil in low flame for few minutes till poriyal becomes semi dry. Remove in a plate. Serve with rice.


  • Wash and soak double beans in enough water for one whistle in very low flame. Remove the lid after steam is released. Drain the excess water and set the beans aside. ( I cooked the beans by keeping in a box inside the pressure cooker. I kept the dal in cooker base.)
    double beans Poriyal
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “ To grind masala” to a paste without adding water. Water content in onion and coconut is enough to make it a paste. Set aside.
    double beans curry
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Add the cooked double beans, ground masala paste and mix well to coat the beans.

  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of water and mix well in low flame till the poriyal looks semi dry. Transfer the poriyal to a kadai. Serve with rice, sambar rice or curd rice.
    double beans curry

  • Enjoy !


  • Add more red chillies if you want spicy poriyal.
  • You can add some lemon juice at the end if you like.
  • If you are using fresh double beans, you don’t have to soak it. Just pressure cook them directly adding water.
Try this easy, healthy double beans poriyal at home. I enjoyed it with Paruppu rasam rice.

Double beans curry recipe

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