Saturday, August 15, 2015

Qorma – E – Lubia - Afghan Bean Curry

      This is easy and quick vegetarian curry made with kidney beans or black eyed pea. It tastes similar to indian curry.

   They usually have this curry with naan bread or with plain rice . we had it with plain rice and chapatti.

Ingredients :
Red kidney bean /  Black eyed pea – 1 cup
Onion – 1
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 3 cloves
Ground red chilli pepper – ½ tbsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Dry mint leaves – few
Oil – 2 tbs
Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Preparation :

Soak the beans overnight and discard the water . pressure cook with enough water , retain the  bean cooked water to use in gravy.
 If using fresh red pepper , just ground and use. If using  dry red chilli , Soak  in hot water and grind.
For dry mint leaves , dry the mint leaves in shade , not in direct sunlight.

Chop onion and mince garlic cloves.

Method :

Heat oil in a pan , add the minced garlic and sauté till nice aroma comes out.
 Add the chopped onion and sauté till they are golden brown.
Add the cooked beans , cumin powder , pepper paste , coriander powder , turmeric powder , tomato sauce , retained bean cooked water and mix well.
Let it cook till the raw smell of masala goes off it may take about 15 minutes in medium flame.
Add in the required salt and mix well.
Take off from flame and add the dry mint leaves.
Qorma – E – Lubia is ready to serve.

Serve with steamed rice , naan or chapatti.

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