Saturday, October 10, 2009

Soups on ..

Hearty Twelve Bean Vegetarian Chili/Soup

Have been absconding from my blog for a while, off late I am finding it extremely difficult to find time to blog, wish there were 48 hours a day. We in Bay area have been experiencing tipsy turvy weather, you have a Saturday with 80 degrees a park kind of day and a Sunday with 55 degrees super windy and cold, kinda a day to cozy up with your favorite book in your goose down and wish magically a cuppa of warm hearty soup appears.
Well a cup of warm chili with hearty vegetables is always a welcome in cold weather, usually chili is made with red or black beans these days you get such fancy combinations of beans that its very enticing recently picked up a combination of twelve beans . So here goes my version of chili or bean soup however you call it.
1 Cup of dried beans (Black, red or today's case 12 beans combination), soak overnight
1/2 cup celery
1 onion chopped finely
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup tomato
2-3 potatoes peeled and cubed
2tb sp Cumin powder
2 tbp Ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp Red chili flakes
Salt according to taste
roasted corn
red onion
green chilies sliced very very fine
1. Soak beans overnight.
2. Pressure cook bean with salt
3. Add 2 tbsp oil to a pot, when oil is hot add chili flakes , ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 minute
4. Now add chopped onion and fry till they turn brown
5. Add celery, tomatoes, potatoes and mix well
6. Add boiled beans , save the water in which beans were boiled.
7. Mix all the ingredients and add water if it seems to thick.
8. Use hand blender and run the blender in the pot for few times to make mush some beans.
9. Adjust salt accordingly and allow to boil in simmer for 8-1o minutes.
Serve hot with your choice of toppings, roasted corn, red onion, green chilies sliced very very fine, nacho's crushed roughly, a slice of lemon and of course cheese.
Warm and hearty makes a complete and satisfying meal.
Enjoy your fall.


Rekha said...

Looks healthy and delicious too, will surely give it a try....

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice healthy looks soup. Love pictures. So appetizing. YUM!

Cynthia said...

When you present soup so beautifully, it is very hard to resist.

Patricia Torres said...

Amazing photographs... wants me to try out the recipe.. instantly...

Love your blog.. looks brilliant!!

Sreelu said...

Thanks Ladies for your compliments, if you get to try it please send me your feedback.

Patrica, Glad you liked my blog, welcome !!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Hi Sreelu,Lovely blog.feels as though i have eaten to the fullest.nice photographs

maria cecilia said...

Hi Sreelu, my first time in your blog and I would love to eat all the recipes you post here... but sadly I don´t like cooking but love eating indian food. I will add you to my blogroll so I don´t miss your blog in this big sea of blogger friends, maybe some day I´ll try your recipes... Oh I remember my days in India eating great, great food.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia, from Chile, southamerica

Malar Gandhi said...

SOunds very healthy and nice bowl of soup:)

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