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Re: Help! need Meals for Bhikkhus - vegetarian

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:57 am

OK, I've had to put my reading glasses on for this one....

Butter beans with sultanas

(India)

180g med-sized dried butter beans
3 tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp whole ajowan (ajwain) seeds
0.25 tsp ground tumeric
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
0.5 tsp salt, or to taste
2-4 tbs sultanas
2 tsp sugar, or to taste
1 tbs lemon juice, or more to taste


- Pick over the butter beans and wash them. Put them in a bowl and cover them with 750ml of water and soak for 20 hours. Drain
- Heat the oil in a heavy 3.5 litre pot over a med-high heat. When hot, put in the ajowan seeds and stir at once. Now put in the drained butter beans and turn the heat to a med-low. Add the tumeric, cayenne, salt, sultanas, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir to mix. Add 250ml water and bring to a simmer. Cover tightly and simmer very gently for 45 min. Check the beans every 10 min. If the water evaporates, add a tbs of hot water whenever needed. There should be no liquid left when the butter beans have finished cooking. Adjust seasonings. Serves 3-4.

-- Source: Eastern Vegetarian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey

Tip
To eliminate soaking time use canned butter beans instead of dried.
If using canned butter beans, use the contents of 3 400ml cans washed and drained,
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Re: Help! need Meals for Bhikkhus - vegetarian

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:19 pm

A very tasty meat substitute is Quorn. It tastes better than meat :smile:
Good luck Chris! I'll try to post veggie recipes.

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Re: Help! need Meals for Bhikkhus - vegetarian

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:45 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:A very tasty meat substitute is Quorn. It tastes better than meat :smile:
Good luck Chris! I'll try to post veggie recipes.

Also, the vegetarian deli slices: http://www.vegproductsguide.com/meat/deli.html

I once served them to some non-vegetarians and they couldn't tell the difference. Some said it tasted better than the meat slices.
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Re: Help! need Meals for Bhikkhus - vegetarian

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:08 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:A very tasty meat substitute is Quorn. It tastes better than meat :smile:
Good luck Chris! I'll try to post veggie recipes.

Kindly,
ND


Holy Jesus! I never knew what Quorn was until I googled it and by-passed the town by the same name in the arid centre of South Australia!

I don't think its available in Australia. It might have something to do with our quarantine authorities not looking too kindly on the alien fungus.
Metta

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