Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Mixed Beans Methi - Mixed Beans with Fresh Fenugreek leaves #nowonmyblog #jcookingodyssey

Mixed Beans curry with a fenugreek twist !!! It's a new combination , new taste and hot favourite amongst whole family.

This wholesome, delicious and soul satisfying curry is second to none. Add fresh fenugreek leaves to your normal mixed beans curry for that unique and earthy taste and of course make this curry full of protein, fibre and vitamins.

That's correct, this simple and traditional beans curry is given an interesting twist with a dose of aromatic, strong and subtle bitter flavour of fresh fenugreek. Caramelised onion with whole spices along with ginger and garlic are combined to hot and spicy flavours just like any other north Indian Punjabi style curry. Succulent mixed beans, bitter and earthy Fenugreek leaves simmered juicy tomatoes base, irresistible aroma and flavours that work so well and creates one unique and finger licking curry.

A delicious curry accompanied with roti, naan or paratha and plenty of fresh salad you want to eat on a weekend lunch to nurture your body and soul.

You will need :-

  • 500 g mixed boiled beans ( I used red kidney beans, chick peas and Black eye beans )
  • 250 g fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. garlic puree
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 200 ml tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp. whole spices ( cloves, cinnamon, green and black cardamom, bay leaves )
  • 4-5 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin and coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp. kitchen king masala
  • 1/2 tsp. dried fenugreek ( Kasoori Methi )
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mango powder ( Amchoor Powder )
  • Salt to taste
Method :-
Mix green chilli and ginger in boiled beans and leave it aside.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadai.
Add all the whole spices and cumin seeds.
Once they crackle add finely chopped onion and sauté till nice and brown.
Now add garlic and fry for few seconds.
Add tomato puree and cook till oil starts separating from the mixture.
Add red chilli, turmeric, ground cumin and coriander and kitchen king masala.
Fry the mixture for few minutes, now add dry fenugreek leaves.
Add fresh fenugreek leaves and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. 
Now add mixed beans and mix well.
Add water and salt, and simmer till gravy thickens slightly.
Once gravy starts thickening you'll be able to see some oil that will appear on the surface.
When you get desired consistency of the gravy, turn off the heat.
Add amchoor and garam masala.
Mix well.
Serve hot.
Enjoy !  

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