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.
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.
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