Refried beans

Posted on July 23, 2009. Filed under: pizza | Tags: |

Mexico’s famous ‘refried beans’ aren’t really refried at all.

Cooking Time : 15 min.
Preparation Time : 15 min.

Makes 4 cups.

2 teacups red kidney beans (rajma)
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 to 3 green chillies, finely chopped
2 large onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
1. Wash the beans and soak in water ovenight. Next day, drain.
2. Add the tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and half the onions and put to cook in a pressure cooker. Drain. Keep aside the drained water.
3. Heat the oil and fry the remaining onions for 1/2 minute.
4. Add the beans, chilli powder, cumin seed powder, sugar, butter and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Mash the beans coarsely.
6. If the mixture is dry, add the drained water.
7. Serve hot.

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