Bean soup

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: Pregnancy recipes, Starter | Tags: , , , |

A rich soup that is low in calories but high in carbohydrates, fibre and iron. Puréed beans give this soup a smooth rich consistency without the addition of thickeners like flour, milk, cream etc.
This satisfying soup will agree well with you even if you are suffering from nausea.

Cooking Time : 15 mins.
Preparation time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

3/4 cup red kidney beans (rajma)
2 onions, chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
For serving
finely chopped tomatoes
sliced spring onion
chopped coriander
Tabasco sauce
1. Soak the beans overnight. Drain thoroughly.
2. Heat the oil, add the onions and fry for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, garlic, chilli powder and salt and sauté for 1 more minute.
3. Add the beans and 6 cups of water and pressure cook till they are soft. Blend in a blender.
4. Do not strain. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
5. Serve hot topped with tomatoes, onions, coriander and Tabasco sauce.

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