Pinto Beans Masala

Mostly used in Mexican cuisine like burritos or chillies, pinto beans are buttery and delicious. I tried it for the first time with an Indian twist and was amazed at how perfect they taste even with "Indian" masalas.

This recipe  is my entry to the MLLA # 24 event by Susan being hosted this month by Diana.

Ingredients :

1 can (15.5 oz.) Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
2-3 tbsp. olive oil,
2 elaichis/cardamom
1" stick of dalchini/cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1/4 tsp. Garam masala powder
salt, to taste
1/2 - 1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp haldi/ turmeric
Cilantro leaves, chopped , for garnish.

Grind together:

1 medium tomato
1/4 C coriander leaves/ cilantro

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and cook elaichi and dalchini for few seconds. Add onions and saute till they are translucent. Add the beans and cook for a minute , add ginger garlic pastes, chili powder, salt and haldi. Add the tomato paste, garam masala powder and fry for a min. Add about 3/4 cup water , sprinkle some chopped cilantro , cover and cook the beans till done, about 5 to 10 mins. on low heat.

Enjoy it with roti or as a topping on a toasted slice of bread.

One more thing I want to mention is that I am not able to do much blog hopping these days, and am not as prompt to answer to your comments or feedback as I would like to be, I do appreciate every one who drops by  and takes the time and effort to do so. Its just that days are getting busier. I am trying my best to keep myself updated, but if you are hosting an event or know an ongoing event and think any of my posts is apt , please let me know . I would love to send in my entry and show my support to the host and the event :) You can drop me a comment or just email me.

Hopefully I should see you soon, untill then have a wonderful day !