Kidney beans in a rich garlic sauce
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Red kidney beans cooked in a rich spicy Indian gravy with an inherent touch of garlic.
Ingredients
  • Red Kidney beans- 1 cup (soaked overnight in water)
  • Onions (finely chopped)- 2
  • Tomatoes (pureed)- 3 (medium tomatoes)
  • Garlic cloves- 8-9 (crush and chop -4, retain the rest)
  • Grated ginger (1/2 tsp)
  • Red chilli powder- 1½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ¾ tbsp
  • Garam Masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Ghee (clairified butter)- for cooking (roughly 2 tbsp)
  • Salt according to taste.
  • Chopped coriander leaves (for garnishing)
  • Cumin seeds - ¾ tsp
  • Kasoori Methi -dry leaves crushed (Fenugreek leaves-dried) (3/4 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook kidney beans (with 4 cups of water) till they are soft and melt in your mouth (retain the water you use for cooking the beans).
  2. In a pan, add ghee and as it melts pop in the cumin seeds.
  3. As the seeds begin to sputter, add bay leaves and onions.
  4. Fry the onions till they become golden brown.
  5. Add crushed garlic and ginger and saute them for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add pureed tomatoes and continue to cook on a medium flame.
  7. Add coriander powder, garam masala and red chilli powder and cook till the oil leaves the masala.
  8. Add the remaining garlic cloves- do not chop or crush them.
  9. Add the cooked kidney beans to this mixture and add the water you retained.
  10. Adjust salt according to taste and allow the beans to cook and blend in with the masala.
  11. Allow the mixture to cook on a low flame for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Add dry kasoori methi (fenugreek leaves) leaves and give it a quick toss.
  13. Add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing and serve hot with rice!
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/kidney-beans-in-a-rich-garlic-sauce/