FERMENTED BEANS

DESCRIPTION –This winter season accompany yourself with a book and some hot fermented beans soup. This dish is a speciality of the people of Sikkim and they enjoy it a lot.

DURATION- 35 MINUTES

SERVES – 2 TO 4 PEOPLE

INGREDIENTS:                                               QUANTITY

Kinema (fermented beans)                                1 cup

Tomato (chopped)                                           1 medium sized

Onion (diced)                                                   1 small

Turmeric                                                          ½ tsp

Ghee or Oil                                                      3-4 tbsp

Salt                                                                 to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

 

PREPARATION

Soak the Kinema in water for half an hour.

METHOD:

Heat the oil and fry the diced onions with salt and turmeric powder till golden brown.

Add tomatoes and cook till they melt.

Add the Kinema (do not throw away the water).

Cook the Kinema on low heat till it starts sticking to the pan.

Add left over water used for soaking.

Boil for 7-8 minutes on medium heat.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves before serving.

Serve this with steamed rice.

 

Source: Ashish Chopra (Culinary Historian, Travel Writer, Author, Columnist, Passionate Gourmet, Television Host)

 

 

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