Vegan Black bean soup
As we prepare for another nor’easter to hit us, I make this soup to warm our bellies. It is one of those feel-good soups reasonably simple to put together and so satisfying.
I have made this soup with canned beans and dry, and I usually keep the beans ready in my freezer. Here is a quick process - Every other week, I soak black beans, garbanzo, and kidney beans separately in a mixing bowl with thrice water FOR ABOUT 8 HOURS.
So usually do this at night, so I can wash and pressure cook (instant pot ) them in the morning.
It takes a little planning, but It helps with weekday meal prep to have these beans ready and available in the freezer homemade and without any additives.
Once I do this, I am set for at least two weeks. I have the beans ready in my freezer for any recipe on a busy day. That said, the soup turns out great either way !!
2 cans black beans or 4 cups prepared black beans
1 medium onion chopped fine
2 teaspoon spoon fresh grated garlic
3 cups vegetable broth
2 bay leaves
1 inch cinnamon
2 Big ealachi - Black Cardomom
1 green chilly
2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
2 tablespoon concentrated tomato paste
2 tablespoon chat masala
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon oil
1 . Heat the oil on medium heat in a pan and sauté onion and garlic for 4 -5 min.
2 . Reduce the heat - Add the dry spices - green chilies and tomato paste. Add 1 cup warm water Cook for 1 minute mix everything well .
3 . Now mix in the beans; if using canned, wash them well to remove the preservatives. Take a spoon and mash some beans with it (about half of them )in the pan itself.
4 . Add the vegetable broth, salt, and pepper to taste. You can add an extra cup of vegetable broth if you like the soup a little less thick .
5 . Let it boil for 10 min on medium-high heat.
6 . Serve it hot; you can garnish it with green onions or avocado. Enjoy !!!
September 30, 2021
September 29, 2021
September 2, 2021
July 16, 2021
You May Also Like
- Mung Dal - Yellow Split Bean Soup in an Instant Pot April 17, 2018 I love Dal , Indian lentil soup . I often experiment with different flavors to keep it fresh an interesting in the Kitchen .The basic Mung dal is often eaten…
- Black eye peas curry -chawli - Lobia sabji November 16, 2020 This is perfect for a middle of the week dinner when I am bored eating the many vegetables. This curry is cooked in a spicy onion tomato gravy, and I am sure you will make…
- Quinoa Vegetable Soup - INSTANT POT January 8, 2018 I love making this soup because I can put everything in the slow cooker and walk away to run some errands and come back home to a warm, delicious smell…