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2 Healthy recipes with beans/legumes

#1 Barley lentil and vegetable soup

Barley is a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as in this broth. The addition of lentils/masoor gives a complete protein for vegetarians.

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Course Soup

Servings 1 cup

1 tsp oil1 tbsp finely chopped garlic1/3 cup finely chopped spring onions, green chopped separately2 tbsp pearl barley, soaked for 2 hours and drained2 tbsp whole lentils/masoor, soaked for 2 hours and drained1/4 cup finely chopped carrotssalt to taste1/4 cup finely chopped colored peppers – red, yellow, green1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes2 tbsp chopped coriander1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder11/2 tsp lemon juice.

Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the garlic and the spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.

Add the barley, masoor, and carrots, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.

Add 4½ cups of hot water and salt, mix well, and pressure cook on a high flame for 3 to 4 whistles.

Add the spring onion greens, tomatoes, peppers, coriander, and pepper, mix well and simmer for a minute, stirring once in between.

Just before serving, add the lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.

Keyword barley, lentil, soup

#2 Kidney bean patties with cucumber yogurt sauce

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Course Side Dish

Servings 1 plate

1 cup Rajma/kidney beans soaked overnight1 Onion1 Carrot grated2 Green chilly1 tsp Jeera powder 1 tsp Red chilly powder1/2 tsp Garam masala powder1 tsp Turmeric powder1 tsp Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp Salt to taste2 tbsp Oats1 tbsp Coriander leaves 1 tsp oil1 tsp Lemon juice

Cucumber yogurt sauce

3/4 cup plain greek yogurt1/2 cup grated cucumber2 tbsp lemon juice11/2 tsp dry dill1 garlic clove, gratedsalt to taste

Soak the rajma overnight, or at least 8 hours. And then pressure cook them till they are completely cooked.

Remove the excess water and mash them well. Mix with the rest of other ingredients except oil. Keep aside for 2 mins. Roll them into a round shape. Heat a non stick tawa and brush with oil, fry the patties till brown on both sides. Serve with cucumber yogurt sauce.

Keyword cucumber, kidney bean, patties, Yogurt

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