Friday, August 7, 2009


(Mashalah musho)
Red Kidney Bean Dip (Iran)

1 cup dried kidney beans or 1 12 oz can cooked beans*
2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
6 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
juice of 2 limes
2 tsp angelica powder (gol-par)

1. Place beans in a large saucepan; add 4 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt; bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour or more until tender. Add more water as needed.
3. Fry the onions in a skillet in 4 tbsp oil over medium heat until golden brown. Add tomato paste, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
4. Combine with kidney beans
5. Add 2 tbsp oil, lime juice, and angelica powder. and mix well.
6. Adjust seasonings to taste; transfer to a salad bowl and serve as an appetiser, warm or cold, with lavash bread.

*note-- if using canned beans, fry the onions, mix them with the tomato paste and add the beans. Simmer 15 minutes, and add rest of ingredients. If using dried beans, soak them overnight in 3 cups cold water and 1/2 tsp salt and then drain.


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