Saturday, March 31, 2012

Simple ways to cook dry beans


There are two types of beans; the first type is quickly cooked ones like lentil (which doesn’t require soaking in water). The other type is like fava beans (foul) or chick peas which require over night soak in water to rehydrate and make cooking time less, also the soaking method helps us in digestion and to release unwanted gases in our system.

Wash the beans and place in a large sauce pan. Then, add 5 to 1 amount of water. Boil it for 5 minutes. After that, turn off the heat and let it rest for 1to 4 hours.

Wash the beans and cover them with water and add 1 spoon of butter or oil in order to stop the soapy bubbles from appearing. At this stage, you can add some spices like cardamom or bay leaves. Avoid adding any salt or acid like vinegar or lemon.

Boil for 10 minutes, reduce the heat and let it simmer until fully cooked.

1 cup dry beans = 3 cups cooked beans


Chef Osama  

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