Curried beans pasta

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: Foods on the go, pasta | Tags: , |

Rich in Vitamin A, Potassium & Fibre

Pasta is always a hit with children, and they will enjoy this tempting curried beans concoction.

Cooking Time : 15 mins.
Preparation Time : 20 mins.

Serves 4.

2 cups small whole wheat pasta (macaroni, fussilli, farfalle, etc.)
¼ cup soaked lima beans (pavta)
2 to 3 peppercorns
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
¼ cup finely chopped onions
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon fresh cream
1 tablespoon butter
Salt to taste
1. Put plenty of water to boil, add the oil and salt. Add the pasta and cook till just done. Drain well and refresh in cold water. Drain again and keep aside.
2. Peel the soaked lima beans and boil in salted water till done. Drain, peel and keep aside.
3. Melt the butter in a pan and add the peppercorns and bayleaf.
4. Add the onions and garlic and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
5. Add the tomatoes and cook, mashing continuously with the back of a wooden spoon.
6. Add the cooked beans, tomato ketchup, cream, pasta and salt and heat while mixing gently.
7. Serve hot.
If lima beans are not available, replace them with rajma (kidney beans).

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