This dish makes a perfect midweek meal, yummy and filling enough for both big and little tummies.
Butter beans are also known as lima beans, and we call them ‘noe’, with the ‘e’ pronounced as ‘e for egg’. They have a nice creamy texture and go so well with different flavours. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially folate which is important in production of red blood cells. You can have them with rice or chapati.
For the rice, I had parboiled my rice first in some salted water with some lemon grass stalks, then let cool. In a pan, add a tablespoon of ghee, then add one teaspoon of finely grated ginger and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric. Add the rice, mix well with a flat cooking spoon, cover and let cook in very low heat till the rice is cooked and heated through.
I also made some Borani banjan as a side dish. It is a lovely eggplant Afghan dish and a must try if you are an eggplant lover like me. I used the recipe from Mazar Cuisine on YouTube. Click here for the recipe. It is so delicious!