Bellringers Beans

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This is an English dish with Indian tendencies.

Serve with poppadoms and chutneys and maybe a rice if folks are hungry.

Ingredients

150 gm dry weight
Suma butter beans
100 ml
organic sunflower oil
5 ml
cumin seeds
1
large onion
100 gm
sesame seeds
15 ml
ground coriander
14 oz can
chopped tomatoes
to taste
salt and fresh ground FAIRTRADE black pepper
10 ml
FAIRTRADE raw cane sugar
5 ml
chilli powder
5 ml
FAIRTRADE turmeric
chopped fresh coriander to garnish
1
FAIRTRADE lemon

Method

Preparation

Soak the dried beans overnight and cook the beans in the ususal way.

Skin the onion and chop fairly small.

Grind the sesame seeds either in a coffee grinder or with a pestle and mortar.

Measure out all of the other ingredients.

Quarter the lemon.

Cooking

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the cumin seeds until they start to pop.

Add the onion and fry until translucent.

Add the ground sesame seeds and fry for 3 minutes approx.

Add the ground coriander and fry for a minute.

Stir in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder, and turmeric.

Mix well and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the beans and stir gently to ensure the beans are well coated.

To serve

Turn into a serving dish and sprinkle with fresh chopped green herbs to garnish.

Serve with condiments and a lemon quarter for squeezing.

Variations

Cheat, and open a can of pre-cooked beans.

If you are good with chili, use chopped fresh green chili and add to the onion.

For a little more aroma, add a chopped clove of garlic to the onion.