Punjabi Black Bean Masala | Abel & Cole
Punjabi Black Bean Masala
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
We’ve raided the organic spice rack for this Punjabi-inspired meal of tender black beans and earthy mushrooms, infusing it with garam masala, toasted cumin seeds and golden turmeric. Served with bowls of basmati to soak up every last drop of flavoursome sauce.
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608 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 onion
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A handful of coriander
  • 400g vine tomatoes
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 150g white basmati rice
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g tin of black beans
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 500ml boiling water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and slice the onion. Peel and crush the garlic clove. Peel and grate the ginger. Strip the leaves off the coriander sprigs and put to one side. Finely chop the stalks. Roughly chop the tomatoes. Slice the white mushrooms.

  • 2.

    Warm 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the sliced onion. Season with salt and pepper. Fry for 5 mins over a medium heat, stirring often, till it starts to soften.

  • 3.

    Add the garlic, ginger and coriander stalks to the pan. Stir and cook for 1 min. Stir in 2 tsp garam masala and 1 tsp turmeric. Fry for another 1 min.

  • 4.

    Add the tomatoes to the pan. Turn up the heat so the sauce starts to bubble. Pop a lid on the pan and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for about 10 mins, stirring now and then, till the sauce is soft and pulpy looking. This is the masala sauce.

  • 5.

    Rinse the rice under cold water. Tip the rice into a pan. Add 300ml boiling water with a pinch of salt. Cover. Bring to the boil. Turn the heat right down. Simmer for 8 mins till the water is absorbed. Take off the heat. Set aside, lid on, for 2-4 mins to steam and finish cooking.

  • 6.

    Add 2 tsp cumin seeds to a dry frying pan. Toast for 1-2 mins till they smell nutty. Tip into a bowl. Warm 1 tbsp oil in the frying pan. Add the sliced mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and fry for 5-8 mins till golden, stirring every so often.

  • 7.

    Drain the black beans and rinse well. Add them to the masala sauce with 100 ml boiling water. Simmer for 5 mins to warm the beans through. Serve the masala beans with the rice and fried mushrooms. Sprinkle over the cumin seeds and coriander leaves to serve.

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