Friday, 7 October 2011

Red Bean Salad


Any types of beans are always rich in many nutrients including protein. Those are delicious in taste too. Only thing need is we have to plan the meal few hours ahead, because need to soak it before cooking.

My husband loves to eat beans & peas than me; even he likes to eat those as his breakfast which is good in nutrients. However earlier days I was bit lazy to prepare this kind of food in the morning & always my breakfast to pack in meal box was some kind of sandwich, burger bun or any type of bun which I can buy from a super market. I practiced this for few years during the week days, but from few months ago I tried to cook something in the morning. Then I realized it doesn’t consume much time to prepare some other meal. On the other way, it is healthier too.

Anyway in Sri Lanka, we used to eat boiled peas & beans as our breakfast. So in another way I have started to cook a traditional Sri Lankan meal for breakfast.

This red bean salad is bit spicy as we like spicy food. But you can adjust the amount of chili as per your taste.

Here is the recipe

Ingredients (2 portions)

1 cup Red beans (soaked in water over night or about 5-6 hours)
1 onion sliced
1 green chili sliced
1 tsp dry chili pieces
Salt to taste
1 tbs ginger,garlic paste
1 tspn mustard seeds
1-2 tbs oil to fry
2 sprigs curry leaves
Water to cook red beans


Soak Red beans in water over night or about 5-6 hours.

When you are ready to prepare the salad,
First cook/boil soaked red beans. After cooked, drain the water.
Add about ½ tspn salt,mix well & keep aside.

Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan.
Add mustard seed when oil is heated.
Then add ginger, garlic paste.
When you get the fragrance, add onion & curry leaf, Mix well.
Once onion is tender, add cooked red beans.
Then add chili pieces & mix well
Adjust salt to taste.
Then remove from heat
.Toss sliced green chili over it & mix.
 Red bean salad is ready to serve...

This is good as breakfast & also as an appetizer.
Also good for meal box,and will suit for kids lunch box in a small quantity but without spices.

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  1. healthy and delicious salad..

  2. Healthy and nutritious salad,love it!!

  3. Nice and healthy salad...Looks yummy

  4. Salad looks healthy & delicious.

  5. looks healthy, fresh and delicious.

  6. healthy and delicious salad .... Glad to follow ur blog .......

  7. hi amy, this is so convenient to cook, pack and eat/ i guess , taste great with paratha or bread.
    happy weekend

  8. thanks for all these comments,I prepared this for meal box,& for breakfast.Sri Lankans eat boiled beans/peas as their breakfast... :) Have a nice weekend to you all!!

  9. very nutritious and guilt free to prepare this for lunch box..

    do participate in the Sunday Special event at my blog..

  10. Thanks for sending over this healthy and yummy salad.


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