Mixed Vegetable and Cranberry Beans Curry/Masala

Hello friends,hope everyone is doing good and happy to see you all after a short break.In my family one after the other was sick in the last two months and some of the personal work which kept me away from blogging.Now things are getting better and back to the routine.

Today's recipe is a delicious curry which can be made with the mixed vegetables and fresh beans.This curry goes very well with roti and rice,for this recipe I used fresh cranberry beans.

Cranberry beans are white beans with red marks which highly rich in protein and fiber.These beans are also called as borlotti beans.

Here is the recipe for the delicious and tasty curry.......


Cranberry beans(cooked)1cup
Cauliflower florets2cups
Green beans15-20nos.
Potato 2nos.(medium size)
Onion 2nos.(small size)
Tomato(chopped)2nos.(medium size)
Chilly powder11/2tsp
Coriander powder2tsp
Turmeric powder1/4tsp
Curry leaves(chopped)2 sprigs
Coriander leaves(chopped)1tbs
Saltto taste

To grind
Ginger1/2 inch piece
Garlic3 cloves
Fennel seeds(sombhu) 1tsp
Cinnamon(pattai) 1/2 inch piece


               Cook the cranberry beans in the pressure cooker for a whistle with a pinch of salt.Put the cauliflower florets in the hot water with salt and turmeric powder and cut the french beans into one inch pieces.Boil or bake the potatoes and cut it into cubes.Grind the ingredients given to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan,saute the onion till transparent with a pinch of salt and add the tomatoes,cook it until mushy.
  • Add the chopped green beans and saute it for a minute.Now add the chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt to it.
  • Mix it well and add the ground paste and fry it well.Add 1/2 cup of water to it and cook it covered until the beans is tender.
  • Once the beans is done add the cauliflower and cranberry beans,mix it well.Finally add the potatoes and mix it gently.
  • Keep it in the medium flame for 4- 5 minutes or till the masala gets blended well.Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with roti or rice.


  • Instead of cranberry beans fresh green peas can be used.
  • Other veggies such as carrot,broccoli also be used.
  • If the masala gets stick to the pan add a tbs of oil to it.
  • Saute the ground paste till the raw smell goes off. 
  • The red color marks on the cranberry beans will disappear after cooking.
  • If you don't want to use coconut use one more onion and tomato while sauting but adding the coconut paste gives nice flavor and taste to the curry.
  • Use half a tsp of garam masala powder and 2 tsp of  ginger&garlic paste if you are not using coconut.


Love those beans, nice masala, great with rotis..

very delicious looking masala..superb!!

I just visted your blog today..
lovely dish..

Wow wat a super tempting dish, excellent side dish goes awesome with both rice and rotis.

Delicious mixed veg masala Nalini, sounds yumm and perfect with rotis n rice :-). Cranberry bean is something I was unaware off, thanx 4 sharing the info.
Happy to hear all are getting better, take care :-)

Awesome preparation Nalini.....will try this soon.

I miss this beans a lot. Nice flavorful curry

Sounds yummy! We do not get Cranberries in India

Sure healthy side dish...yum

Glad to see u back Nalini! This is such a healthy n yummy side dish...great preparation...love it!!

What a beautiful and colorful curry! I have never had cranberry beans. I must look for them now. :)

Healthy and delicious dish !!

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Nice to see you back after a long time...
Healthy and yummy curry..never used cranberry beans

Never knew about this beans..thanks for the info.! Curry looks delicious!

Hope to see your recipes often, glad to see you again.

Sounds delicious! Nice recipe Nalini!

Can someone tell me what "nos" means in the recipe?

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