Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Red Beans Rice - Indian Style

red beans riceDecorated only with the ingredients used for preparing this rice. Used garlic for teeth.
Happy because my daughter recognized that it is Sponge bob.

Red Beans Rice

Beans contain vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates.They are low in fat and high in dietary fiber, proteins, antioxidants and also a good source of iron. Darker colored beans like red beans are very good sources of antioxidants.They help to fight Cancer, heart disease and diabetes.Combining them with rice, you can have a complete meal.They are also versatile as they can be added to a number of different dishes.I love these one pot meals as I will not have much work. So I often prepare something like this.I had lot of fresh red beans with me,so I prepared Red beans rice and served it with onion raitha. Needless to say my family enjoyed it very much.
Now to the recipe

Ingredients needed

Basmati rice 1 cup
Small red beans -1/4 cup
Onions - 1/2 cup chopped
Tomatoes - 1/2 cup chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chillies powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Lemon juice -1 tbsp

For the seasoning

Cloves -2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Bay leaf -1
Oil - 1 tbsp

Preparation

Soak basmati rice for 15 minutes, drain off water and keep it aside.

Soak red beans ( if using dry ones) for 5 hours and pressure cook with a little salt. Since I used fresh red beans, I skipped the soaking process.

red beansMethod

Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients for seasoning.

Add onions and saute till they become transparent.

Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add tomatoes and fry a little.

Add coriander powder, chillie powder, garam masala powder, cooked red beans, rice, salt required, 2 cups of boiling water, lemon juice and pressure cook.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Red Beans Rice is ready to be served with raitha or papads or chips.

This recipe goes to My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) hosted by Rachel of The Crispy Cook This popular foodie event is the brainchild of Susan

Bye - Meet you all again with another interesting post.

55 comments:

  1. Absolutely divine, love always ur presentation, should learn how to present a dish from u..Red beans looks fantastic and fresh..

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  2. Hi Padhu. I really admire your skill in presenting your food.
    I love one pot meals, saves time and gives you a satisfaction of eating full.
    The rice is surely a great combo of protein+carbs.

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  3. Padhu,
    You are so creative and I love your lovely presentations dear. The "Sponge Bob" red beans rice looks wow!!!!

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  4. LOL!!! super presentation and ove the food :)

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  5. Hey Padhu
    Rice looks delicious and presentations is excellant!!

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  6. hehhehe..thats so cute..sponge bob rice: love the recipe and amazing presentation..

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  7. This recipe makes me smile. And want a plate of these delicious rice and beans. Thanks for sending it over to My Legume Love Affair.

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  8. Great looking rice and beans, nutritious and tasty.

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  9. lovely presentation.Kids love this stuff..

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  10. As always a pleasure to see what presentations you come up with. Those are strikingly red beans. I have never seen them before. I am game for beans any time.

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  11. hi padhu,
    Ur presentations are wonderful def. attractive for one and all.
    Rice and beans make are rich healthy combo, thanks for sharing the recipe :)
    TC

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  12. Wht a creative way to presented the bean rice ..looks yummy:)

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  13. IS that rajma beans?I have always seen them in dry form.Great Recipe

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  14. thats so cute. I guess kids just polishes off your food. lovely recipe and great presentation.

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  15. omg, I always love your presentation so much! the spongebob is so cute and so is the second beans picture. delicious recipe too

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  16. I have never had fresh read beans, love to have the rice right now. delicous.

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  17. lovely presentation,,,,pretty sponge bob rice looks yummy.....

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  18. Padhu,
    Like your creativity. Have you taken lessons on vegetable carving? recipe looks yummy.

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  19. Amazing presentation....rice looks so delicious.

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  20. Mmmm...looks so delicious and healthy red bean rice. Love your presentation, so cute! The mouth looks like sponge Bob...haha...

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  21. yummy and lovely color, dear...looks so delicious!

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  22. Padhu,

    Here Sponge bob is happy and smile at you.He will be good to eat too.,

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  23. Hey padhu,
    nice presentation, surely should have tasted good.. one pot meals are very handy when you are in hurry..thanks dear for the recipe. will give it a try sometime

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  24. awesome presentation.. loved his lovely tooth

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  25. I never seen such a gorgeous color beans so fresh! Hehe I love the teeth u gave for the rice, have u done hotelerie management?

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  26. Dear Padhu I'M back and I have been a bit too busy but soon planning to get back into routine and blog..and visit my blogpals. THis Spongebob presentation is PERFECT..even Spongebob would be happy to eat this Red bean Rice. I have 3 Spongebob fans in my house..which includes my husband and 2 kids... Healthy rice and looks inviting..LOve ur Clicks

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  27. this is really nice idea of using beans in rice! very nutritious..n as always such a lovely,cute pic..I always look forward to c your posts n c what new decoration u will be doing!

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  28. I love that the dish of beans and rice can be adapted to so many cuisines and styles of cooking and still retain its essential character. This version looks fantastic!

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  29. Delicious and healthy rice recipe and an interesting presentation Padhu!

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  30. Padhu
    I really apperciate your way of decoration of the recipe Hope i will also learn from you.Very nice recipe and pics

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  31. so cute...my tddler was lol looking at your pic.:-)that's a yummy rice dish

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  32. Nice recipe never tried red beans rice..Thanks for sharing and lovely presentation as always..:)

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  33. Excellent, innovative dish and cute presentation dear:)

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  34. Never tried this recipe!!!Perfect presentation as always!!

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  35. So nice yaa, is it looking at me in anger that i'm late!!!!! Awesome.

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  36. Nice and healthy rice,presentation is just too good

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  37. So cute presentation dear... No wonder your kids will always look forward for eat-time! :D
    Read beans rice look yum!

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  38. lovely...and such a happy enthusiastic face u've made thr...kudos...

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  39. Cute presentation Padu...delicious and healthy rice...looks tasty :)

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  40. wow padhu very lovely n unique recipe...vl taste yumm...awesome presentatn

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  41. Lovely Presentation..Rice looks healthy too

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  42. First time here .. you have wonderful presentations

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  43. looks so delicious and perfectly presented too

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  44. Hi Padhu,
    Wonderful presentation and yummylicious recipe!
    Thanks for your visit and I wish a long friendly journey together.
    Your Friend Always.

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  45. wonderful blog...
    the presentation is superb...

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  46. Tried it yesterday. Everybody loved it, my husband, toddler and preschooler. Easy, quick, healthy and moreover delicious...thats what I am looking for. Thanks a lot. A happy mom.

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  47. Hi Padhu..have tried many of your recipes and really love them. Esp the kids recipes..my daughter loves seeing the creative displays of food! One ques on this recipe: would substituting black-eyed pea/beans or karamani instead of the red beans work in this recipe? Pl let me know. Thanks so much!

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  48. You can substitute any bean seed and follow the same method. Glad to know that you love my website and recipes.Thank you.

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  49. O my my; love the way yyou presented rice :) perfect for kids :) in fact not for kids only, husbands gonna love it too ;) Thanks for sharing :)

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  50. I tried your recipe. Simply divine. Thanks for sharing.

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