Jaipal Singh
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Ingredients
Red Beans
  • 1bag red beans16 oz. bag
  • 2 onion1 large or 2 medium; yellow or white
  • 1can stewed tomatoes16 oz can or you can use 4-5 fresh mid-size tomatoes
  • 6cloves garlic
  • 2tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 hot green pepperswe use about 6…you can use more if you wish!
  • 1-2tablespoons Garam MasalaThe secret of all Indian food…
  • 1teaspoon black pepper
  • 1teaspoon saltor to taste
  • 2teaspoons fresh cut cilantro
  • cooking oilolive, avocado or whatever
Indian Style Rice
  • 1cup white ‘Basmati’ rice
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1cup peas, carrots (mixed veggies)can be fresh or frozen
  • 1/2teaspoon cumin
  • 1tablespoon cooking oilolive, avocado or whatever
  • 1tablespoon saltor to taste
Instructions
**Bonus: Homemade Garam Masala**
  1. Grind up even amounts of Coriander Seeds, Cumin, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Small Cardamom (Green), Large Cardamom (Black) in a little Spice Grinder.
Red Beans
  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water (many ancient theories about this) Drain water and rinse the beans.
  2. In 6 cups of fresh water, cook for 1 hour in pan or 6 hours in crock pot (slow cooker), until soft and tender. Do not drain.
While the beans are cooking…
  1. Chop the onions. Mince the garlic and ginger into small, fine pieces. Let sit.
  2. In a separate frying pan, saute onions in the oil (or butter) until golden brown. Medium Heat: Careful not to overcook and burn the onions! Add garlic and ginger and continue to saute for 2 minutes.
  3. In this order: Add turmeric. Stir. Then add garam masala, Salt, Pepper. Stir. Add tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. When completed, add this mixture to the beans.
  5. Continue cooking until the beans are ready as noted above. When complete, add the fresh cilantro.
Rice
  1. Wash thoroughly (removes starch) and soak rice in water for 10-15 minutes. Drain water.
  2. In cooking pot, on medium heat, saute chopped onions in oil until golden brown. Add cumin. Continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice, peas (veggies), and then immediately add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then immediately turn the heat to low and cover. Add salt to desired taste.
  4. Let the rice simmer until cooked, approx.. 15 minutes. There should be no standing water, if done correctly.
  5. Once the rice is cooked, immediately uncover and remove from heat to prevent rice from overcooking and sticking together.