Monday, April 16, 2012

Healthy Bean Dip

This is a recipe inspired from Cheesy Red Bean Dip at EasyFoodSmith. I liked the recipe at the first sight itself as it was very healthy and simple. Also, it reminded me of Guacamole, a mexican dip which is made of Avocado in a very similar way and its my favourite. There are slight variations from the original recipe.....I have used Pinto beans instead of Red Kidney beans, I haven't used cheese and did not add any dry herbs. Still the dip was very tasty and we all loved it. I think different variety of beans can be used to make such delicious dips. This can be served as a dip with Tortilla chips or for making sandwiches or even as a sidedish for chapathi. If you have cooked beans ready, then this healthy dip can be made very quickly.



You need...

3/4 cup Pinto Beans (or use Red Kidney Beans )
1 small size Onion finely chopped
1 Tomato finely chopped
1/2 - 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
2 Green chillies finely chopped
few Coriander Leaves finely chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lemon



To prepare...

Soak the pinto beans for 4-5 hours. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles by adding a little salt.

Once cooked, mash the beans well. Add onion, tomato, coriander leaves, green chillies and red chilli powder. Mix thoroughly. 

Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it. Combine well. The healthy dip is ready. Use it as a dip or as a spread with bread.











38 Tasty Comments:

ANU said...

I always have black bean dip....this sounds interesting too! luv ur clicks!

halal foodie said...

mouthwatering , yummy ! esp with the lime

Hema said...

Very healthy dip, looks very good..

easyfoodsmith said...

The dip is looking so tempting! I am so glad to know that you and your family enjoyed it. And thanks so much dear for featuring one of my recipes...You made my day :-)

Meena said...

oooh yummy.. ya well as u say dip i think we can in sandwich also this right or just have it with roti chapati indian way what say

Rasi said...

def a healthy one loved the clicks :)

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Swathi Iyer said...

Shoba, I like this dips nice to have with corn chips. Yes it is hard with babies pulling from two sides. They are doing fine.

Shireen Sequeira said...

The bean dip looks yum!! Must try it! Thanks for your comment on my blog Sobha! I wanted to participate in your 4 ingredient recipe challenge and couldn't due to health problems :( But i did try your brinjal raitha..i fried the pieces but followed the rest of your recipe..turned out awesome..unfortunately didn't click pics..but will do so soon! Take care n have a nice day!

Nisha said...

Nice dip . Healthy too.

Prathibha said...

very healthy n delicious dip

Tina said...

Delicious dip..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious dip :)

Poonam Borkar said...

looks yummy!!
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jeyashrisuresh said...

The dip with red bean sounds new and interesting

Priya said...

Feel like having with some bread slices, protein rich dip.

Jay said...

Ahhh..mouthwatery..;P
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Oh I can't stop myself and ready here with tortilla chips ;-) Good recipe that u shared with us
Deepa
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Shobha said...

Mexican bean dip..yummy.

radha said...

Really healthy and filling.

faseela said...

wow....very yummy n healthy dip....

maha said...

nice one..n healthy too.ur pics r always so cute dear...
maha

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

awesome and delicious healthy dip

Srimathi said...

The bean dip looks super healthy. I love it with taco's.

Julie said...

Very delicious healthy n unique dip,must have tasted good with tortilla chips:-)

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R said...

so healthy and tasty!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Looks sooooooo delicious.

Vimitha Anand said...

delicious dip for nachos.. Nice one...

Vardhini said...

Colorful and healthy dip.

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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

yum! cant wait to try it out... been searching for pinto beans here but not found so far maybe il try it with rajma instead

Anonymous said...

Perfect and delicious dip!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Awesome dip Sobha! Healthy and so delicious

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Mouthwatering here,
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Lizy said...

looks very good and sounds very healthy..great dip

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, wow. i love chapati, yes, this is just great with chapati...hmm i can imagine the taste already.
breakfast for me tomorrow: Chapati, your healthy bean dip and 1 scramble egg- perfect!!
have a nice day

Cathleen said...

This looks so tasty! The photos are gorgeous too!

Anisha Ranjit said...

That's simple, healthy and looks delicious.

Vidhya said...

I love dips and this one looks fab.

San said...

I like pinto beans more than black beans. Thanks for sharing such a healthy dip dear.

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