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White bean mint flavoured curry

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About:

A hearty,healthy rustic curry. This particular curry is a blend of aromatic spices, ginger, garlic and mint. Excellent one to start with because of its creamy consistency and mild taste, even kids will love it.

Health benefits:

White kidney beans — so named due to their convex shape that resembles the kidney — are among the best foods for helping you lose weight due to their high fiber content, which leaves you feeling full for longer and keeps food cravings at bay. Adding them to your diet offers a variety of health benefits such as promoting digestive health and preventing heart disease

Yields-4-5 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes
Soaking time-6-8 hours
Cooking time-30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • White bean/navy beans/cannellini beans-1cup
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2tsp
  • Chilli powder-1tsp
  • Salt-to taste

For grinding:

  • Fresh mint leaves- 1/4cup
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Chopped tomatoes-2 medium
  • Garlic- 3-4cloves
  • Ginger-1/2 inch
  • Green chillies-2-3
  • Clove-3
  • Cinnamon-1inch stick
  • Star anise-2 petals
  • Fennel seeds-1 tsp

Procedure:

  • Rinse and soak beans overnight or atleast 6 hours.
  • After soaking time drain, rinse again and set aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned under the “grinding table” in a food processor or blender – blend it to smooth puree and set aside.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil on medium.
  • Add cumin seeds, kasuri methi. dried fenugreek leaves and sauté for few seconds.
  • Add ground puree and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in all dry spices-(turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder) and mix for few seconds.
  • Add soaked and rinsed beans, salt and 21/2-3 cups of water cover the lid and cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Serve hot by garnishing with fresh cilantro/coriander or seasoning of choice.

Serve this curry with Indian breads.

Naan without yeast (Oats and wheat flour)

Naan final

Herbed Lacha Paratha:

Paratha Herbed final3

Whole wheat Naan:

Naan Yeast

Onion Lacha Paratha:

Coriander Onion Paratha15

Note:

  • If the curry is too thick add little water and bring it to boil again
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on April 21, 2015, in Indian, Side dish. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. The last one there, that’s the one similar to the Chinese green onion pancake 🙂

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  2. Would love to try this!

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  3. The parathas are so inviting…i sometimes have them without any curry.

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  4. Looks delicious Chitra!

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  5. Yummy gravy perfect for all rice and roti

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  6. Loved your addition of mints Chitra!! I am sure it would taste great..

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  7. I love white beans, this curry sounds really delicious Chitra. I used to make a Persian vegetable, bean and noodle soup ash e reshteh and it is garnished with mint and garlic this reminds of that dish. Scouping it up with the naan or paratha is just wonderful.

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  8. I’m always looking for good veggie curries and this one looks so good – reminds me I need to track down dried fenugreek leaves…..

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  9. Wow…u r rocking dear

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