My mother loves sugar beans in any form and any style. As long as there is roti to accompany the sugar beans then she is happy.
Normally I tend to make sugar beans curry, it is quick and easy and I can allow it to cook slowly on the stove while I carry on with the rest of my day.
I try not to cook too complicated and too many ingredient dishes during the week as time is not my friend.
I was reading Madhur Jeffery’s cook book, when I came across a recipe for beans with coriander and chillies. Of course the recipe asked for black eyed beans and well I just substituted it with sugar beans and like magic I have a new way of cooking sugar beans and guess what my mother actually loves it.
My mum is my taste tester and critic all rolled into one. If she doesn’t like a dish, she will tell me, do not make it again. My dad on the other had will eat it till it comes out his ears and then when I am asleep tell my mother that his stomach is getting so confused because every day it is a new recipe his given up remembering what I make lol. Thanks mum for the culinary advice.
- 2 x 420g tins of sugar beans, drained and rinsed.
- Salt to taste.
- 1 x onion, finely chopped.
- 4 x tbsp. tap water.
- 4 x green chillies.
- 1 x onion, roughly chopped.
- 1 x tsp Asafetida powder.
- ½ x tsp jeera seeds.
- 1 x dried chilli.
- A nice big handful of coriander, rinsed with the stems and all.
- Add the water, coriander, chillies, tomatoes into the bowl of your blender.
- Blend until a nice paste is achieved and everything is well combined and set aside.
- Heat some oil in a pot.
- When the oil is hot add the asafeida powder and stir for a couple of seconds.
- Add the jeera seeds and allow to cook for about 3 minutes.
- Add the dried chilli and cook until the chilli darkens.
- Add the onions and salt and saute till transparent.
- Add the beans and enough water to cook till the beans are soft.
- Add the contents from the blender to the pot and fry on a low heat until the mixture starts to thicken to your liking. This dish and be a dry dish or a dish with loads of gravy. I opted for the dryer version.