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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Refried beans

Colourful, full of flavour and nutritious....that's Mexican food for you... Refried beans almost always make an appearance at the Mexican table, either as an accompaniment to Mexican rice and tortillas, or wrapped into burritos and enchiladas.
The name is a bit of a misnomer because there is no frying involved in making this dish. It is actually quite easy to make and probably one of the simplest recipes to follow.

What you need:
Red kidney beans - 3/4 cup (Soaked in plenty of water overnight)
Garlic - 4 cloves, crushed
Tomato -1, chopped
Salt
Onion - 1, chopped fine

Take all the ingredients in a pressure cooker, add sufficient water and cook until one whistle....reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
By now, the beans should be soft and well cooked. Mash it coarsely with a masher or a heavy ladle. Heat until all the moisture is absorbed.
Serve with tortillas or rotis.
(Traditionally, the ingredients are boiled together on a low flame unti the beans become tender, but I used a pressure cooker to speed up the process)

Iam rushing this off to DK who is hosting A Wordly Epicurean's Delight (A.W.E.D) featuring Mexican food.

21 comments:

Kalai said...

Great entry, Jayashree! :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Jayashree...
That sounds so healthy. Never tried this before. Nice post.

DK said...

Last minute? What last minute..? This is perfect :) NO excuses like last minute when it comes to sending me something..I will take it with open arms...or should i say open mouth ;-)

A tasty entry for the event. Thanks :)

sowmya said...

looks delicious..nice entry..

Uma said...

delicious entry!

Srivalli said...

Looks yummy jayashree...

bee said...

that's a useful recipe to know. thanks.

ms said...

you are right jayashree, these are very simple, but i end up buying them all the time :( Great entry!

Asha said...

My son loves to scoop up refried beans with Doritos!:))

ranji said...

wow!!they really lookk like store bought refried beans:)..good job

Divya Vikram said...

love this..looks yummy..nice entry

easycrafts said...

Very simple recipe...tempting too

Seema said...

Yummy one!! Great entry.

Arundathi said...

would never have imagined making these at home - thanks for the recipe! looks great!

vandana rajesh said...

Thats interesting jayashree

Laavanya said...

I've not tried making these at home yet but love how they taste. Looks great Jayashree.

mitr_bayarea said...

Jayashree-

good one, I do this a lot for our roti dinners. I use more of the canned red kidney beans.

Home said...

Looks yummy...great entry.

Homecooked.

Sagari said...

nice entry jayashree

sowmya said...

something for you in my blog. please check..

hetal said...

This recipe looks nice..and delicious.