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MAKE YOUR OWN BEAN MIX SOUP WITH THIS GOOD HABIT IN THE KITCHEN

Whenever you go to the supermarket to buy dried macaroni or beans, save a few tablespoons of it in another jar. Sooner or later, you would have a good mix of beans for a bean soup.

From a 1952 issue of The Workbasket, scanned by thingsyourgrandmotherknew.blogspot.com

These bean mixes make very thoughtful gifts as well.



INGREDIENTS :
  • 13-bean soup mix - 1/2 cup
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup
  • Potato - 1 medium
  • Chopped Spinach - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Ginger/Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • G.Chillies - 2
  • Black Pepper-corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsps
  • Corriander leaves - a handful (chopped)
DIRECTIONS :
  • Soak the 13-bean soup mix for a few hours and pressure cook them along with chopped tomatoes, water, salt and diced potatoes.
  • Dry roast the pepper corns and cumin seeds and make them to a powder using blender.
  • When the beans are cooked, mash a portion of it and mix together well with the remaining beans.
  • Cook the mixed vegetables in microwave with a pinch of salt and set aside.
  • Heat a tsp oil in a pan, fry the sliced onions along with ginger and garlic paste until brown. Also add the fresh corriander leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add this to the bean mixture along with the cooked mixed vegetables, chopped spinach and minced g.chillies. Cover and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the pepper/cumin powder and boil for 2 more mins.
  • Finally add lemon juice and remove from heat.
Serve with toasted Bread rolls or bread slices.

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