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Thursday, 22 January 2009
Savoury Lentil Bean Pie
For filling 1/2 cup mixed dry beans (black beans, adzuki beans and black or brow lentils) 1 onion finely chopped 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp corrainder powder 3 garlic pods finely chopped 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp oil
For pastry 1 cup plain flour a pinch of salt 1/4 cup water
For pastry Mix all the pastry ingredients and knead into a dough. If the dough is too dry, add little water or if the dough is watery or sticky, add little flour. Divide the dough into 2/3rd and 1/3rd part. Flatten them and place the 2/3rd part into a greased baking tin.
For filling Soak all the beans without the lentils overnight. Next morning cook them with lentils with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 45 mins . Heat oil, add cumin ,onion and garlic, saute it for 1 min or two or till they turn golden brown. Now add cumin and corainder powder. Saute for a minute or two . Now add all the cooked beans with the cooked water. Add salt and chilli powder. Allow it to cook for 5 -10 mins . Then cool for 30 mins atleast and pour this filling into the tin and cover the pie with flattened 1/3rd part of the dough. Prick it with a fork to allow the steam to escape. Brush this with milk . Cook them in a oven at gas mark 6 for 30 mins till the top is golden brown.
The recipes posted are "tried and tested". The quantity of salt , chilies and red chili powder given are according to my taste and to help people new to cooking. These can be altered according to your taste. Some of the recipes are my own . Some borrowed from kith and kin and some adapted from other bloggers and websites and for these credentials and reference are given . Any resemblance to these recipe are purely coincidental.
I was a "dustbin" (thats how my friends addressed me as...), I would eat everything and anything (vegetarian of-course !) that my friends didnt want to eat and eventually i would be offered their left overs. I dint complain instead i relished evrything and i wished that i would get more left overs the next day... This desire for good food led to fascination and inquisitiveness for good food and finally i m on the road to explore different cuisines to suit my taste buds......