Black Bean Soup ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )


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A traditional mildly flavoured mexican soup.

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Soaking Time:  8 Hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 6 servings
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3/4 cup black beans
4 large tomatoes , cut into quarters
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup chopped onions
salt to taste

For Serving
toasted bread

  1. Clean, wash and soak the black beans in enough water for 6 to 8 hours and drain well.
  2. Add 5 cups of water, tomatoes and garlic and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the staem to escape before opening the lid and keep aside.
  4. When cool, blend in a mixer till a smooth. Do not strain the mixture. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté till the onions turn translucent, while strring continuously.
  6. Add the black bean puree and salt and simmer for a another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring once in between. Serve hot with toasted bread.

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