Saturday, February 3, 2007

Black Eyed Bean Soup

Wanted to have some protein rich food for dinner. So I had soaked black eyed beans in noon to make some sabzi out of it. But then thought of eating sabzi roti for dinner wasnt too inviting. Gave some thought and decided to make soup out of the beans instead. I had no clue how it would turn out but decided to go ahead with the experiment. And it turned out pretty good.

1 cup black eyed beans
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 stalk leek, chopped
1/3 cup carrots, chopped
1 green chili, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1/2 tspn dried parsley
1/2 tspn dried rosemary
1/2 tspn dried thyme
3-4 sorigs cilantro, chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tbsp Olive Oil

  1. Pressure cook the beans with some salt with some water. Reserve the water to use as stock.
  2. In a stock pot, heat some oil and add garlic, chili and onions and saute till the onions turn transparent.
  3. Now add the celery and leek and saute further.
  4. Add the beans, carrot, dried herbs, stock and cilantro. Mix.
  5. Add salt n pepper and let it simmer for about 20-25 mins on low heat to let all the flavors bind.
Have it as is or with some garlic bread :)

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