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Thursday, July 2, 2009

16 Bean Stew with Whole grain Dinner rolls


3 days since sun shined ,been pouring like never before,dampening all the summer fun.If only I could enjoy the rain like Aish in Barso Re....
Nanna re that would leave me sick with sniffles.Slurping a warm stew seemed more enjoyable till the gloomy clouds pass.

My pack of Goya 16 bean soup mix had been sitting in the pantry for too long and so was the trusty old slow cooker.Now seemed to be the best time to make a Spicy bowl of stew.

Slow cookers are very convenient for busy lifestyles,set it and forget it,unlike pressure cookers,the slow cookers can be left unattended for long hours at low heat.Moist and gentle heat from slow cooking gives ample time for the flavors to infuse yielding a better tasting meal.

Recipe
Ingredients
2 cups beans mix,soaked over night
1 big onion,finely chopped
2 Ripe Medium size Tomatoes
1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
2-3 Whole Spices Cloves ,Cardamon and cinnamon Sticks
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon Chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 cup fresh herbs like cilantro ,mint or parsley.
1 tablespoon Extra virgin Olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice,freshly squeezed

Method
Heat oil in a skillet and add the cumin seeds along with other whole spices. After a minute add the ginger and garlic paste. saute until ginger garlic is aromatic and roasted,then add the chopped tomatoes,rest of the spices ,herbs and the beans.Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker,add 4 cups of water.Set the temperature at low,cover and let cook for 6-8 hours OR at high for 4-6 hours.Stir occasionally.If using pressure cooker,cook on medium-low heat for about an hour.
Mix the lemon juice,garnish with some more fresh herbs ,Serve warm with whole grain bread or dinner rolls.

Whole Grain Dinner Rolls


Ingredients
2 cup of Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon flax seed meal
1 pack rapid rise yeast,about 2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 tablespoon black or white Sesame seeds for topping
1 tablespoon milk for brushing.
3/4 cup warm water

Method
Combine flour with yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl.Add water and oil ,mix well and knead the dough until smooth.Grease the bowl with some oil on the sides and cover the bowl and let rise in a warm place until double its size.punch the air out and transfer on the flour work surface.
Make walnut size balls off the dough and form them in to small rounds,place on a greased or lined baking sheet.The balls of dough should be 1/4 inch apart .Cover and let rise again for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425F,while they rise.When the buns have puffed up,brush them with some milk and sprinkle them with sesame seeds.Bake them for about 15 minutes until lightly brown on top.

This slow cooked bean soup and the Chicken shorba are my entry for Rahin's slow cooker food event.
Soup will also be served at Susan's My Legume Love Affair,13th helping ,hosted by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.


Thankfully ,mostly sunny with clear skies is the forecast for the weekend and I'm hoping for a spectacular July 4th.


Have a fun and safe July 4th :D

40 comments:

nick said...

Beautiful picture of steaming ladle!

Shabs.. said...

that is such a lovely and healthy dish and i loved the pic too....i love the lentils and i wish i cud make this soon....When i make it i will let u know.....So many recipes in the ' to try ' list and this is one of them now....thx for sharing dear..

Parita said...

Loved the stew, so healthy and delicious, i too am using more of beans these days in my cooking and enjoying every bit of it:)

Ann said...

Wow.. Sounds great and healthy!

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a wonderful healthy dish. Looks delicious.

Priya said...

Healthy Stew and fabulous dinner rolls Yas!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for reminding the uses of slow cooker .
16 bean soup sounds healthy.
Love the dinner rolls . They r so cute:) Good for this rainy summer:)

Priti said...

That's perfect meal...healthy and wholesome..looks just fab..

Ivy said...

I never knew that there is a 16 bean stew mix. Wow, all those beans together must make a delicious stew and the rolls are perfect with the stew.

Smitha said...

Yasmeen. u are simply superb. U make the bread too. I thot they were store bought. Good job girl. The is one power packed meal.

Lisa said...

16 different types of beans? Oh my, I would just love to have some of this right now.

sangeeta said...

i love all kinds of beans and this mix looks just exotic...we don't get the mix here...
the combo of multigrain rolls with stew is great...my type.

all the pics are great.

Ann said...

Nutriotion packed stew..My God..yo rocks Yasmeen..am coming for a visit

Sara said...

This looks like a delicious meal! I love those bean blends, they're so good, and inexpensive too.

Pooja said...

Healthy stew Yasmeen! I too have the same packet of mixed beans in my pantry and I still havent used it. Was planning on making stew for a long time. Slow cooking is a great idea!

ARUNA said...

that's a beautiful click Yasmeen!!!! Nice stew, loved it!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, 16 different beans! Looks delicious and I love the picture of the stew in a ladle!

Rahin said...

hi Yasmeen, thank u so much for your lovely entry , looks awesome, love the dinner rolls too

mona said...

Yasmeen, that looks sooooo comforting and perfect for the chilly winter days.
Delicious!!

Varsha Vipins said...

oh wow..thats so so healthy..I have seen that beanpacket in stores..if only I could trick my hubby into eating all these..:D
Enjoy the long weekeend dear..:)

Sanghi said...

Wow, steaming stew.. So healthy one, made easy! Delicious yasmeen@!

Sharmila said...

Yasmeen ... mmmm... I love stews .. veggies,lentils, chicken ... any stew. Slow cooking sounds great .. reminds me of the way dal makhani is cooked. Love those rolls too.:-)

sowmya said...
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sowmya said...

stew with those dinner rolls sounds so good...love the bean mix..

Preeti Singh said...

Protine full diet .....looks great and very healthy....wonderful presentation too..

Curry Leaf said...

Beautiful and healthy.Love the stew.I too wanted to make of use of my bean mix and this is a good option.Perfect rolls.Looks so spongy and light and healthy.Enjoy the holiday Yasmeen

Vibaas said...

love the first pic. almost grabbed it..hehe :) yummy healthy stew and dinner rolls too.

Jen said...

Super mix! stew sounds perfect for the rainy days.

Lisa said...

Hope you win at the slow cooker event sweetie. Love you.

notyet100 said...

soup looks so yum,,ur so lucky to have rain,..here its hot like anything,...

Arabic Bites said...

This stew looks fabulous and I love the vibrant color of it! Delicious!

Bergamot said...

Looks good...16 beans... loads of protien and flavours. That's yet another creative one from you :-)

Varunavi said...

healthy soup,never heard of 16 bean stew,loved those buns :)

Gita said...

I too made a similar soup with 16 grains before...I got the same pack from Wegmans. The stew looks so comforting with the rolls Yasmeen :)

Shri said...

Such a healthy and a hearty soup..

JASMINA said...

Nice recipe Yasmeen :)!Mwah,mwah...

JASMINA said...

Oh...yes...and i hope you had a nice 4th of July :)!

AnuSriram said...

Lovely! Thats a wonderful combo! Healthier too!

Sam said...

The first picture is a winner..I'd love to warm up with this bowl of soup.Its starting to get cold in my part of the world(Australia)

Anushruti said...

This looks like such a wonderful meal!

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