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Red Kidney Beans - Indian

1 pkg kidney beans (soak overnight)
1 med red onion (diced)
12 oz can chopped tomatoes
2 tsp crushed garlic (bottle ok)
1 tsp crushed ginger (fresh)
1 tsp tumeric
2 tblsp vegetable oil
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup water

Boil the beans in a pot for 30-45 minutes, adding a tsp of baking
soda. Drain the liquid retaining beans in a large bowl.

Wipe the pot dry, then heat oil in the same pot. When hot, add
mustard seeds and cover. After they pop (1 minute or so), add the
cummin seeds and onion, stir together and cook on medium setting
10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent onions from sticking
to the pot.

Add garlic and ginger, turn heat up to med-high and cook 1-2 minutes.
turn heat up to high and add tumeric, cummin powder, chilli powder.
Fry the spices for 3-4 minutes on high, adding a little water
occasionally to provide moisture.

Add the tomatoes, salt and water, bring to a boil, then turn heat
to low. Simmer tomato and spices 15-20 minutes, then add beans.

Cook on low for approx 2 hours stirring occasionally. Serve with
basmati rice. Enjoy.


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