I often raved about the joy of cooking. Once in a while, I like to be pampered and have someone cook for me. My beloved volunteered to cook dinner last night. This came as a surprise and it was a sweet gesture. Since it doesn’t come often, I took the opportunity to capture the moment on my blog. I love a man who can cook.
Mix Bean Curry “Soup”
(Recipe from my beloved’s mum)
I feel it is enough to feed 3-4 people with rice.
What you’ll need:-
- Cooking oil
- 1 brown onion, dice as finely as you can
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)
- 2 tbsps tomato paste
- 1 x 420g/15 ounces four bean mix, rinsed & drained (My beloved used the Edgell brand)
- 1 cup + add more to achieve your desired consistency (my beloved added 2 cups + of water)
- Salt to taste
- Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
In a medium sized pot, add some oil and heat over medium flame. When the oil is hot, add diced onion and saute until slightly brown. Add ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and chilli powder and saute over very low flame until aromatic. Add tomato paste and saute until the oil separates from the mixture, over very low flame. Then, add mixed beans and water. Simmer over medium flame until bubbling. Turn the flame to low-medium (even lower depending on the intensity of your stove) and allow the curry to simmer for 20 minutes or until the gravy thickens a little. Season with salt and garnish with some chopped coriander just before serving.