Cranberry Beans Kurma / Borlotti Beans Curry/ Pink Beans Korma

Cranberry Beans Kurma / Borlotti Beans Curry/ Pink Beans Korma

Pink Beans Korma:

When I saw this pink beans for the first time(5 years ago)in the local farmer’s market, I was so thrilled. So, what do they call it?…Cranberry Beans. But, my cooking experience wasn’t that pleasant, you know! Due to lack of culinary skills back then(it doesn’t mean that I am good now), the food whipped was a total flop. After that Y—y experience, I distanced myself from buying anything that is super glamorous. And typically blamed ‘pink beans as the culprit to ruin my cooking’!!! Anyhow, now with improved knowledge of ingredients, basic science of cooking…I bought them again, so what if I cook them in my way. The korma came along very well, oh yeah…its tastee:)


Cranberry beans – shelled 1 cup
Curry leaves few
Green chilies 3 – sliced
Onion 1 sliced
Ginger-garlic pate 1 spoon
Tomatoes 1 large chopped
Turmeric 1 pinch
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Coconut milk 1 cup
Fennel seeds 1 spoon
Oil few spoons
Cilantro to garnish.


In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the whole spices and wait till they crackle.

Add curry leaves, chilies, ginger-garlic paste and onion. Fry real good.

Once the raw smell is gone, add tomatoes too. Fry till they wilt.

Add salt turmeric and chili powder. Further add the beans and a cup of coconut milk. Cover and cook till they are done.

Bring them to curry consistency…serve to go with roti, chappathi, iddiyappam, appam, dosa or idly.


24 Responses so far.

  1. Sanjeeta kk says:

    The curry looks tempting, must try it, get a lot of fresh seeds here.

  2. Abhilash says:

    That was a fast an easy recipe. Cooking in coconut milk, I never tried this before.

    I will try this today.

  3. Fuat Gencal says:

    Barbunya fasulye çok severim. Çok da güzel görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.


  4. nice and healthy recipe.. looks gr8 !!

  5. Satya says:

    this curry looks sooooo delicious n colorful …love to have it with rotis


  6. we too get this veggie in the wetmarket. in my home town wecall it butterbeans. my mom used to put in biryani.Making kurma is a nice one.

  7. ? says:

    Malar it looks scrumptious, perfect for a rainy day!

  8. Satrupa says:

    Pink Beans Kurma looks yummy …..

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  9. sangeeta says:

    I love these beans , we get them in the state of J&k and i have had a kashmiri and punjabi style curry in Jammu ….lovely.

    I’d certainly love this coconut milk n curry patta version too.

  10. Never knew about pink beans, the curry looks wonderful !!!

  11. Akila says:

    Hi Malar Gandhi,

    Thanks for visiting my blog..

    Your Kurma looks delicious…
    All your recipes are really fantastic…

  12. thats a very healthy bean the curry looks super yum good one

  13. Rahin says:

    gotta try this one , looks yummy !

  14. Ana Powell says:

    Beautiful beans and you dish looks so delicious.
    Amazing work.
    Take care ♥

  15. Shriya says:

    Kurma looks delicious and inviting. Must be yummy!!!!

  16. Priya says:

    Kurma looks nutritious, yummy and delicious..

  17. Suman Singh says:

    never had this beans before, that looks incredible!

  18. Never tried using this beans dear,but i saw that in market.thanks for sharing…Recipe luks very delicious.

  19. Pink cranberry beans.. very unusual for me. Glad you have managed to overcome the old failure and get such a great success out of it!! This curry looks delicious!

  20. Nandini says:

    The kurma is really exquisite and scrumptious! Very rich and glamorous!

  21. Hey Malar…liked ur idea of making curry wit tis bean…good recipe.

  22. Kurma looks fantastic and yummy, nice color.

  23. hi malar
    this looks so inviting
    an award waiting for you at my blog. please do collect it:-)

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