Fresh Lima Beans Usal-Olya Pavtyachi Usal

Oly pavtyachi usal is typical Konkan food. Fresh Lima beans tastes better and less bitter. Simple Usal can be served with roti, or rice and dal.

Remove the skin of the beans to make it less bitter in taste


2 tsp oil

¼ tsp Mustard Seeds

¼ cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped tomatoes

1 cup fresh lima beans

1 tsp Red Chilli powder


¼ cup Fresh grated coconut

2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro for garnishing


Add Oil to the pan.

Add Mustard Seeds.

Once mustard seeds splutter, add chopped oinion.

Saute for 2 minutes.

Add  chopped Tomatoes and saute for another 2 minutes.

Finally add fresh lima beans and saute for another 2 minutes,

Add 3 cups of water for 1 cup of fresh lima beans (if you are using soaked dried beans then you need extra water ad extra cooking time)

Cover and cook untils ebans are soft.

Check in between.

When benas are almost cooked add salt. (If you add salt to lima beans before cooking then beans will take longer to cook)

Add fresh Coconut, Chopped Cilantro and cook for another 2 minutes.

Serve with rice or roti.