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.
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
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.