Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup and Some Rain

The summers are always pleasant but this year around things it has been extremely hot and humid. The weather has been getting better since last week & thank God today we got some showers. We were thrilled to have a feel of some cool breeze after a long time and I longed to have some warm soup. Here I was reminded of the beans soup in my kitchen closet.

My Love Affair with Legumes, an event hosted by Sandhya's Kitchen rekindled my love with legumes too. Being a hard core vegetarian I like to eat and cook all sorts of legumes. I was lucky to be chosen for the draw of Hurst Beans box.

The box had many varieties of beans and vegetarian soups which even I had not given a shot and they were all so amazing. The beans could be savored any time and any day. So just give it a go and Check out the recipe of this high fiber and low fat soup.

15 beans by Hurst: 1 cup, Soaked for couple of hours
(Pinto beans, lima beans, green split peas, red kidney beans, cranberry beans, white and pink beans, red, yellow split pea, lentils, white beans, navy beans, baby lima, garbanzo, black eye bean)

Onion: 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Tomatoes: 2, Finely chopped
Ginger: 1 tsp, grated
Garam masala: 1/2 Tsp
Salt & Pepper: Season to taste
Olive oil: 2 tsp
Cilantro/Parsley to garnish
Seasonal Mixed Vegetables: 1/2 cup, optional
Vegetarian Seasoning Pack: 1 tsp or to taste (Comes with the soup!!!)

Wash and soak one cup of beans in warm water for 6-8 hours (preferably over night).
After soaking, drain the water and rinse the beans.
Boil the beans in a pressure cooker for 15-20 minutes, till the beans are soft to be mashed with a spoon.
In a nonstick pan, heat some olive oil and saute onions, ginger, tomatoes and veggies (if adding).
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the vegetarian seasoning  to the mix at this stage and simmer again for atleast 10-15 mins.
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro or Parsley.

Enjoy steaming hot bean soup.

Check out my another fav recipe of Moong Bean Sprouts .

Love... Sonia !!!


  1. Thats a wide array of beans...Never heard of cranberry beans...Woish i could get my hands on this bowl of comforting & healthy soup!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. lovely healthy and filling soup...packed with it

  3. wow such an healthy bowl of nutrients..

  4. Nutritious and filling soup,looks incredible..

  5. Slurp ,wish I cold taste this :)

  6. Wao!!!This bowl of Beans soup is full of all nutrients.Great idea.Think everyone should try this YUMMY soup..

  7. Look at those little pots! They couldn't be any cuter! Where on earth did you get them? I love bean soup but only til recently. I used to be horrified of all types of beans when I was younger! Your soup looks fantastic!

  8. Thanks Ladies... ! The soup was wonderful and do try it whenever you get a chance. Thanks n Regards, Sonia !

  9. These bowls of bean soup look so inviting and comforting. Beautiful photography - luv the DOF you've used. Congrats on the Top 9. ;)

  10. Love curried anything. Sounds delish.

  11. Congrats on Top 9! I love legumes for their taste and health factor -- wish the bf liked them, too... This looks like a great soup for when the weather cools down as it will have by the time I return to the US.

  12. Gorgeous pictures, this looks fantastic! Congrats on Top 9! :)

  13. I love making soups and im waiting for fall/winter to get out my slow cooker and start making some. Congrats on the top 9 :)

  14. I'm a fan of legumes too and this looks absolutely wonderful, Sonia! And congratulations on top 9 :)



  15. It's been raining here too, all weekend long. oh my goodness, and the wind..
    This soup would have been perfect!

  16. Heartiest Congrats to be on Top 9.You deserved that.Very Good,Sonia!!!

  17. those are the cutest pots and the canister. I am always in for a bean and this one sounds extra fabulous! Congrats for the well deserved top 9!

  18. Love the presentation and the cute bowls. You have reminded me about this soup .. The first picture is terrific.

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  19. Wow, does this ever look good and satisfying. Can't wait to make this come fall, definitely at the top of my list.

  20. It's been almost two months that it rained here and as much as I love summer .. i could enjoy some shower now! These beans looks sooo colorful and pretty and soup is very comforting! Congrats on top 9 buddy :)

  21. lovely,healthy n tasty soup.
    Rains add premium to the recipe.
    Nice photos as usual.

  22. Excellent... SOnia...
    Congrats once again !!! Just saw it...
    thanks for leaving a link with me...

  23. I actually made this last night....really good. :)


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