Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
The perfect side-dish for a cold winter night! This goes very well with rotis, or as a sandwich filling (sort of a drier version of baked beans!) Prep. time does not include pre-soaking time for the beans.
- 125 g soybeans, soaked overnight
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 3⁄4 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garam masala powder (optional)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
- Bring a pot of water (2 cups) to a boil, lower flame, add salt to taste (around 1/4 tsp), and cook the pre-soaked soy beans for about 30 minutes, or until cooked.
- While the beans are cooking, heat oil in a saucepan on a medium-high flame and add the mustard seeds.
- When they start sputtering, add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn brown.
- Now add the tomato paste, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and sauté for about 5 minutes.
- Add the cooked soy beans to the saucepan, mix well and sauté for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from flame, garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot!
I made this one for dinner tonight. I tripled the recipe. I used a 400gm can of baked beans, 3 onions, 13 tbsp. of tomato paste(Paste of 1 large tomato), 6 tsp oil, 6 cups water, 1 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder and 3/4 tsp salt. I garnished it with 6 tbsps. of corriander leaves. The recipe is GREAT! I will make this often! Thanks for sharing it, mom loved it alot! I enjoyed it with white bread and mom had it with hot rotis. Thanks!
I had a couple of cans of soy beans I wanted to use up (wasn't sure about proportions, but used 2 cans, each about 450g). This recipe was fast and easy and really, really good - I don't always like bean recipes but found this one very tasty and balanced. Had it with rice as a main dish, with a little extra table salt. Thumbs up from the rest of the family too. Thanks - I'll be making this again!