Sunday, January 13, 2013

CALDO DE FEIJAO ( Bean Soup)


This is a Brazilian bean soup made with beans.. we have such a large variety of beans here. I prefer to use red beans to get a nice perfect colour. You can even make from Rajma. I have made plain and simple soup but you can also add sausages or ham to it.

Ingredients:
Azuki beans ... 1/4 cup
Onion ........... 1 small
Garlic .......... 5-6 cloves ( 1 tsp )
Tomato puree ... 3-4 tbsps
Bay leaves ........ 1-2
Cinnamon stick ... small piece
Spring onions ..... for garnishing.
Salt ........ to taste
Oil ........ 1 tbsp

Method:
1. Soak the beans for few hours or overnight.
2. In a pressure cooker, heat the oil and add the bay leaf and cinnamon. Add the sliced onion and garlic cloves and saute a little.
3. Add the soaked beans, salt and 3 cups water. Allow it to cook until done. Let it cool.
4. Discard the cinnamon and bay leaves and blend the beans. Pour the bean soup back into the pan and add tomato puree. Bring it to a boil and add water according to the consistency you prefer.
You may also add sausages or ham to the soup while boiling.
5. Add the finely chopped spring onions and chilli sauce just before serving in individual bowls.

32 comments:

  1. Lipsmacking good soup. Very nutritious.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/prawn-cha-chadi.html

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  2. Super comfort soup..perfect soup for winter season.

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  3. Protein packed soup,will definitely keeps me warm.

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  4. you are an all-rounder shobha :) healthy soup..

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  5. Mmmm! these look so delicious.

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  6. wow very beautiful....well presented n yummy

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    1. Thanks Usha.. have you tried this soup there ?

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  7. lovely one , Shobha... thanks for linking it to the event...
    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds
    Event : Winter Foods : 30 min Challenge

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  8. Looks like a very healthy and filling bowl of soup :)

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  9. healthy and filling soup
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  10. This looks hearty and filling! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  11. Delicious soup, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  12. I love the rich colour of your soup and the flavours you have used sound wonderful!

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    1. Yes April.. you must try this soup.. a speciality of Brazil

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  13. A soup I would love to try and am sure will enjoy!

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    1. Definitely Gauri.. you will love it

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  14. yummy soup... glad to be ur follower!!! :)

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    1. Thanks for that.. I will do the same dear

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