Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mixed Bean Soup

          When it comes to soup, I prefer the lighter versions than the creamier ones, even while ordering in restaurants, I go for the light soups, and of course I save up the calories for the dessert. Well, today's soup is a very filling one with lots of protein, if you add some pasta to it, it makes a complete meal, otherwise just have it with some nice bread and a salad. It calls for very few ingredients, gets all the flavor from the Italian seasoning and the chopped fresh basil..

Need To Have
  • Mixed Beans - 1 cup
  • Tomato Puree - 3/4 cup
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Italian Seasoning - 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped Basil - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste

          Soak the mixed beans (you get the mixed beans packet or you can mix your own choice of beans like red kidney beans, split peas, whole moong beans and others) overnight and pressure cook them. Heat oil, add the chopped onions, saute till they turn transparent, add the chilli powder and the tomato puree, saute for like about 5 mins, add the cooked beans, water, salt and seasoning, cook for another 5mins, finally add 1/4 teaspoon or more of pepper and serve it hot.

Sending this to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                   to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                   to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
                   to Srav's Cooking Concepts for Vegan Diets - Only Plant Based event,
                   to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event,
                   to Zesty Palette for Vidhya's Love Lock Series - Legumes event,
                   to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event and to
                   to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the Hearth And Soul Blog Hop event.

If you have a crockpot or slow cooker, you can add the cooked beans and the other ingredients and slow cook it, the soup will be even more flavorful. 
You can also add vegetables to the soup and if you don't have basil, use chopped coriander leaves.

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  1. Hema a wholesome soup with lentils. Nice background.

  2. Filling,healthy and super yummy..lovely clicks.

  3. such a healthy soup!! nice clicks..

  4. wholesome healthy complete meal soup..

  5. The soup looks delish...I am not a soup person, fills me up way too never order it in restaurants but living in a cold country have developed the habit of having soup for dinner sometimes...this would do perfectly for a cold winter evening...

  6. Very filling and comforting soup. nice presentation

  7. Hey lovely looking soup..healthy tooo..I too prepares similar kind of my family loves soup......and visit my blog to collect ur award....

  8. Rush ur entries to

  9. soup looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......

  10. Nice and healthy recipe Hema...

  11. very healthy n protein packed soup...very tasty too...lovely presentation n clicks!!
    thanks for linking to HITS!

  12. very very healthy and awesome soup ......clicks are adorable

  13. The soup looks tasty hema.. I always land up choosing the creamier one, though it totally fills me :).. I think you can link this to Vradhini's Legume Affair too :).. Thanks a ton for linking this!

    Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

  14. This is great!!I love soups & have prepared 5 beans soup.But adding tomato with beans is a new idea & will try this way too...
    Thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta...

  15. Healthy n delicious soup... Bookmarked

  16. Healthy and comforting soup. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Legumes
    Event: Fenugreek/Kasuri Methi

  17. healthy and delicious soup...looks too good

  18. We love bean soup. Good to know another way of preparing it.

  19. Healthy n protein rich soup...looks wonderful and yummy.

  20. A healthy, wholesome and filling soup..looks delicious.

  21. This is healthy & tummy filling indeed!!!!

  22. Delicious healthy bean soup Hema, I always love soups. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  23. yummy n healthy soup dear....yummy...

  24. Thanks for the recipe! This looks delicious :) I'm loving your blog, it's all kinds of awesome!

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  26. In the last part of the directions it says to add the water. How much water do you add?

    1. After pressure cooking the beans, the consistency will be thick ( depending on the amount of water you have used to cook ), add enough water to bring it to a soup consistency, like a minestrone soup..