Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mixed Beans Recipe - Mixed Beans Gravy

Mixed Beans Recipe - Mixed Beans Gravy

Mixed BeansWow! They look so colorful and lovely, isn't it?

I got a big bag full of home grown mixed beans as a gift from a friend of ours. I was so delighted.What could be a better gift for a food blogger and a health freak like me .I prepared a variety of dishes with those bean seeds ranging from soups, mixed beans rice to mixed beans gravy.I prepared Mixed Beans Rice in the same way as I prepared Red Beans Rice. Instead of red beans, I used mixed beans. Yesterday I prepared mixed beans gravy for Vegetable Pulav and I liked the combination very much .Vegetables and protein packed beans - it was a filling, tasty and a healthy meal. Now to the protein and fibre rich mixed beans gravy recipe-

Ingredients needed

Onion - 2 finely chopped
Tomatoes - 2 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Garlic cloves - 4 finely chopped
Green chillie - 2 finely chopped
Mixed beans - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Salt as required
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


Spice Powder

Chillie Powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin Powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder -1/2 tsp

For the seasoning

Cumin seeds/jeera -1 tsp

Mixed beans curryPreparation

Soak beans for 5-6 hours or overnight. Pressure cook beans with salt till soft.

Method

Heat oil, add cumin seeds, when they sizzle, add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.

Then add finely chopped chillies, ginger and garlic. Saute for some more time.

Add turmeric powder, all the spice powder and finely chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Now add the cooked beans, needed salt, a cup of water and simmer for 6-7 minutes till everything gets mixed well. ( since we have already added salt to the beans while cooking ,add less salt now)

You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as you prefer.

You can prepare this dry also and have it hot as a tea time snack.

Give your kids when they come back from school. It is quite filling and prevent them from gorging on unhealthy food.


I am sending this recipe to My Legume Love Affair started by Susan and host at Siri's Corner.

Meet you all again with an interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.Take care.

40 comments:

  1. Mixed beans gravy look so delicious and very healthy as well...

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  2. home grown beans.. wow !! that looks awesome.. very healthy and tasty..

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  3. Thinking of making this soup for a long time, your recipe sounds really good, will try this one.

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  4. Wow !!!! Its such a healthy and wonderful recipe dear....will soon give it a try....

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  5. Mixed beans curry looks yummy Padhu.

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  6. Wat a beautiful,healthy, protein packed gravy...yummyy!!

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  7. Wow...indeed colourful...loved it...

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  8. beans curry luks very delicious,wounderfull idea...

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  9. I like the first picture. Those mixed beans are so pretty to look at and of course very healthy too.

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  10. So healthy, high on proteins.

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  11. I love a big bag of mixed beans... It's really a beautiful thing! Nature has it all figured out :) Looks really delicious!

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  12. Wonderful recipe..and so healthy..will soon give this a try.

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  13. wow ,its delicious colorful healthy looking mixed beans gravy...its so mouthwatering ,i love to have this with rotis too

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  14. thats a super healthy and tasty dish Padhu. love it.

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  15. very healthy recipe.. luks delicious

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  16. Protein packed gravy...delicious.

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  17. healthy and delicious, never tried like this, great

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  18. Best fit with rotis, love the curry with variety of beans..

    Love
    Suji

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  19. Super colorful beans ya! Lovely! :D

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  20. Hey Padhu,
    Thanks for sharing such a healthy and delicious looking gravy.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. a bowl packet with proteins. lovely recipe dear..will try it. thanks for sharing.

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  22. I have never seen such a colorful variety of beans...I am curious...

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  23. By looking at the first picture I thought this is a depiction of small stones... later I scrolled and realised... wow this is a delicious recipe ;)

    so this dish is good for gym boys... full of protiens... worth trying out.

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  24. A great and healthy recipe! The picture of the mixed beans is absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. i like any damn dish which contains mixed beans.....n this wins my vote...absolutely loved it

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  26. Padhu, gravy looks delicious and healthy

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  27. Me encanta este guiso y me gusta mucho tu blog, asi que espero que no te moleste que te visite.
    Besos desde España.

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  28. we can find the mixed bean bag in shop i used to make simple caurry very healthy one.. ur curry looks so delicious.. good one vidhu

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  29. Varied multicolored legumes... they look so inviting !

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  30. Lovely blend of spices and taste! Mixed beans are healthy and delicious!Love it!

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  31. Hi!
    thanks for ur feedback!
    woo... the gravy looks yummy!
    wish i had homegrown beans!

    regards,
    Poorna.

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  32. looks healthy and delicious dear :-)

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  33. looks very healthy and delicious Padhu.

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  34. Those beans are beautiful! But not too beautiful to eat. Delicious recipe!

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  35. The picture looks lovely. Would be fantastic if someone made the dish and gave feedback!!

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