Ingredients // Vegetables

Bean soup

Lean tomato and bean soup Soup is very good course - they are warm, give strength, easily saturated, and very appropriate for lunch and for dinner after a long day at work, when a food is often only dry snacks.Tomato and bean soup is very easy to prepare.The main thing - to prepare the beans: soak it in cold water.Beans can be soaked as 2-3 hours or overnight, to significantly reduce the time of its preparation!This soup is meatless, but quite rich, as the main ingredient in it the beans.Beans are one of the most common crops of the legume family.And is the most important plant farming in South and Central America, and one of the most ancient cultures in the world.On the territory of Russia got only 17-18 beans century, at first it was grown as an ornamental plant, but over time, this vegetable crop has been widely used in cooking!

  • White beans dry 200 g
  • Carrot 1 pc.
  • Tomato juice 100ml
  • tomato paste 2 tbsp.l.
  • refined sunflower oil 3 tbsp.l.
  • fresh Parsley 0.5 beam
  • Bay leaves 2 pcs.
  • ground black pepper 1 pinch nutmeg
  • ground 0.5 h. Liter.
  • Clove powder 0.5 h. Liter.
  • Coriander 0.5 h. Liter.
  • Asafetida 0.25 h. Liter.
  • Fenugreek (Shambhala) seeds 0.25 h. Liter.
  • pinch of salt 2
  • Step 1 To prepare the soup will need beans, carrots, tomato paste, tomato juice, vegetable oil, spices and herbs.
  • Step 2 beans soak for 2 hours in cold water, then pour the new water and boil until tender 25-40 minutes (the beans should be soft).
  • Step 3 carrots cleaned and cut into small cubes.
  • Step 4 In a frying pan heat the oil and fry the spices: bay leaves first 1-2 minutes, and then all the others - nutmeg, cloves, coriander, asafetida and fenugreek - about 15 seconds.
  • Step 5 Then fry the spices until tender carrots.
  • Step 6 Put in a pot pre-cooked beans, fried carrots, tomato paste, tomato juice and add water to desired consistency (about 1 liter).
  • Step 7 Bring everything to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes on low heat.
  • Step 8 In the end, add salt and black pepper to taste and serve sprinkled with greenery.

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