Sweet and Sour Adzuki Beans

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Recipe by Mireille P.

This recipe is not like the Asian Sweet Adzuki Bean recipes--it has more of a Moroccan feel to it. Here is a YouTube version of the recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhh6qhSRNNY

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil (or butter) slightly in a 4-6 quart heavy saucepan.
  2. Add onion, and grate in garlic and ginger.
  3. Sauté on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until caramelized.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Stir in garam masala and turmeric.
  6. Stir in sake, deglazing the saucepan.
  7. Stir in maple syrup and raisins.
  8. Stir in adzukis, let them take in the flavours for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
  9. Stir in water and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add water, if needed while simmering, maintaining about 1 cup of water in saucepan at all times.
  11. Stir in apple cider vinegar, peppers and sea salt to taste.
  12. Simmer 30 minutes more or until adzukis are cooked through (add water if needed).
  13. Serve over white or brown rice.
  14. Garnish with fresh cilantro, and drizzle with sesame oil, if desired.

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