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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kidney Beans and Northern beans soup


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1/3 cup each red kidney and Northern beans (rajma)
4 tablespoon of oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomato
green chili to taste
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of garam masala
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon lemon juice
A few cilantro leaves
3 cups of water

One hour before preparation wash the beans and pour 2 cups hot water over it and let it soak.  After one hour start cooking the beans.  It usually takes 30 minutes for the beans to cook.  Check by pressing the beans if it gives away easily then it is cooked.

Start the seasoning:  Heat a pan on medium heat with 4 tablespoon of oil.  Add cumin seed, when the cumin seeds sizzle add the chopped onions, mix and cook till the onions are brown.  Add ginger, green chili and garlic mix and saute for a few seconds, add turmeric powder, cumin, coriander powder, garam masala mix add the chopped tomato mix cover and cook for 4 minutes until the tomato is cooked.  Add the cooked beans and 1/2 cup of water let it come to a boil and let it boil for five minutes.  Turn the heat off add salt, lemon juice and cilantro leaves.  Serve with chapati or bread.  Serves 2.

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