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Butter Beans and Yams

It's healthy and nutritious and tasty,can be served with rice, bread or naan.


  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 medium onion sliced fine
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  • 3 dried red chilies
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 6 tsp. masala
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 500 g yams, peel, cube and wash
  • 425 g butter beans
  • 6 medium tomatoes sliced
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves to garnish (cilantro)


In a pan heat the oil and add the onion. Fry till light brown and add chilli and the seeds. Then add the garlic, turmeric powder and masala. Braise a little and add the tomatoes. Cook till its soft and add the yams and a little water.

When the yams are cooked add the butter beans. Let the curry simmer for few minutes and add the coriander and curry leaves.Serve while its hot.

Servings: 5-6
Time:10-15 Minutes Preparation Time
20-25 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: homemade

By Dorty from SA

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