Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fresh Kidney Beans Curry

I saw weirdly speckled pods next to the green beans at local market this week. The sign said "fresh pinto beans" (Kidney beans) . I love kidney beans and they too very fresh! So I bought this fresh pinto beans in shell  from Market. 
They provide antioxidant effects, give you energy, and provide fat-free high quality protein, fiber, vitamins, iron, folate magnesium etc etc. Fresh rajma beans tastes much better than the dried one and cooks faster also. Here’s a delicious and tasty quick vegetarian curry.


Pinto Beans/ Red Kidney Beans – 1 cup
Coconut - 3 tbsp
 Salt - as required
Dhania-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Coconut - To Garnish
To Season:
 Oil- 1 tbsp
 Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
 Urud Dhal - 1/2 tsp
 Red Chilli – 1
Curry leaves-few
1. Wash and clean the beans and cook in water for at least half an hour.
2. Decant the water and let stand for a few minutes.
3. Then take a pan and add oil.
4. Once it gets heaten up, add mustard seeds it splutters  add urud dhal red chilli and saute them.
5. Then add the cooked beans in it, add salt, Dhania-jeera powder, Red chilli powder and sauté them for 2 minutes.
6.Then add the shredded coconut and curry leaves mix them well .Serve Hot .