Sunday, February 8, 2009

Double Beans Sabzi

I am not very sure about what these beans called. We call them double beans at our home. But I think they may be also known as fava beans. I soak them for around 8-10 hours and then it is ready to use. I also add them in the minestrone soup and it tastes wonderful.

1 cup double beans (soaked for 8-10 hours)
1 onion
pinch of asafoetida
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon jaggery or sugar
4 tablespoon chopped coriander seeds
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice

Chop the onion finely. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. Add turmeric powder and asafoetida. Add garlic paste and fry tillthe raw smell disappears. Now add the chopped onions and fry them till light brown. Add the tomato paste and saute for a minute. Add the corianer powder, jaggery, chili powder and the soaked beans. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle or till the beans are soft. If you are not using the pressure cooker cook the beans till they are soft. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice. Serve hot with roti or rice.