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 !


Rachana said...

The indian twist to the pinto beans sounds very delicious!

divya said...

looks so delicious and tempting.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pinto Beans Masala preparation looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pinto Beans Masala preparation looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy healthy recipe..thanks for sharing

Priya said...

Thats a fabulous beans masala, looks super delicious..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I was really glad to see your comment on bread rolls dear.....thanks for taking out your time( keeping your busy schedule in mind it was a nice surprise):-)


Hamaree Rasoi


Looks so delicious and healthy too...

Rahin said...

Hey RAchna, Divya, Deepa, Shama , Priya , Trick and Treat, its always gud to c u all , thanks

Hey deepa the bread rolls are amazing , i would love to c ur blog often :)

Nadia said...

Wow, I never thought one could prepare pinto beans this way! Yours look absolutely yummy.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

delcious n yum

Fathima said...

definitely a healthy curry with Pinto Beans! Yummy!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear rahin
How are you?
I like this recipe specially I liked the use of fresh tomato and cilantro paste ..very new for me..will try this spice combo..I may not get canned pinto in Delhi...but I guess it will do equally good with other beans
Have a nice weekend

shanthi said...

Tempting and creamy gravy keep rocking

Rahin said...

Thanks Nadia, Sanyukta,Fathima, Shanthi

Am doing gud Ushnish,thanks for asking. Also lemme know how it turns out

Deepa said...

hey thats so delicious..looks so tasty..

Rahin said...

Thanks Deepa

Vani said...

Looks super-delicious! I love the flavor and texture of pinto beans. And in this masala must've been great!

Yasmeen said...

A spicy beans masala ,perfect with parathas :D

anjum said...

PINTO BEANS???..never heard of it...must definately try this for ramadan..thanks 4 sharing

RV said...

This looks super delicious Rahin. First time here. You have a cute little space with yummy recipes. I am not sure if you got my prev comment. I guess there was some problem with blogger this afternoon. Looking forward to connect with you. following you :) Happy cooking n Happy Blogging.
btw, the Pinto beans masala looks innovative and yumm.

Rahin said...

Thanks Vani n Yasmeen

Hi Anjum , do let me know how it turns out

Welcome to Lazzat RV, thanks for ur kind words, hope to see you more often

shanthi said...

Yummy and creamy