July 25, 2008

Mixed Bean Soup

I've talked about how I'm on my way to soon becoming Ms. Bean! One of the things that I made recently was this: Bean Cutlets. I had some mixed beans leftover from this exercise and decided to try out this soup. It tasted more like a not-so-spicy Indian bean dish than a soup. But we had it with some toast and it felt like a full meal for S and like a soup for me!

1 1/2 cups Mixed Beans, soaked and cooked

1 tbsp Oil

1 Onion, sliced

1/2 cup Potato, diced

1 Carrot, chopped

1 tsp Green Chilli Paste

1 tsp Garlic Paste

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Chilli Powder

3 cups Water

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a pan. add the onion, potato and carrot and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the chilli and garlic pastes and cook for another minute. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and the water. Bring this mixture to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the mixed beans and season with salt and pepper.

My beans were mashed earlier and I think this soup is likely to taste much better with the cooked beans left whole.


Deepa said...

'COurse it's a full meal!! You have 4 different food groups, and it's high in complex carbs and protein. I make this with several beans thrown in almost randomly.

KALVA said...

complete protein packed soup.. lovely

Rajitha said...

that is a hearty soup raaga...actually the pic looks like chole that is sorta lean on the spices....

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Raaga lovely soup ..healthy one

Anonymous said...

The ingredients to your mixed bean soup makes it sound delicious, I want to try it but I have so little time on my hands nowadays.

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

It does look a bit like chick pea subzi.:)
Chickpeas are my favourite bean and what's in a name anyways?