March 15, 2008

Black Bean Masala

If you are a regular visitor of our blog, you will notice that though we try to present unique and easy recipes, our presentation skills can sometimes be mediocre. We don't know if this stems from sheer laziness or the lack of photographic talent. We know it is one of our shortcomings, and we would like to improve on it! We also want you to drool when you see our mouth-watering pictures like you do on other food blogs. Now coming to today's recipe, it is a very healthy lentil dish that can be eaten with rice, naan or puris. A nice sunday lunch for us comprises a healthy meal of this lentil dish, rice and meat along with some yogurt.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

1 can(15.5 oz) black beans,wash the canned beans in cold running water and keep aside.
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely diced
a pinch asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp mustard
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 1/2 tbsp oil

Masala Powders
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Heat oil. Season with mustard, curry leaves, asafoetida. When the mustard begins to pop, add onions and fry till its transparent. Add the masala powders and fry for 5 mins. Add tomatoes and cook till its mushy. Add the black beans. Cover and cook for 5-6 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.



musical said...

Beans are a great comfort food, love your simple recipe for masala beans!

Dee & Chai said...

Thanks Musical, u r a GREAT support! U never fail to send a cute comment every time(:-)

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