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User: eaters_block (posted by morag_gunn)
Date: 2007-10-04 14:14
Subject: Black Bean Yummy Thing
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I was just e-mailing this recipe to a friend and though I might as well post it here too. It has an actual name, but I've been calling it Dean's Black Bean Yummy Thing ever since my partner cooked it for the first time a few years ago.

Dean's Black Bean Yummy Thing

1/2 package of (Nanak) paneer (roughly 1.5 Cups of cubed paneer)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil or ghee
2½ cm cinnamon stick
1Cup plain yogurt
1teaspoon minced ginger
8-10 green cardamom pods, crushed
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 large can black beans, drained
1½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon chilli powder (or less)
1 large tomato, chopped (I use two roma tomatoes)
rice (I use brown basmati)

garnish: 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro

Cook paneer (I cook it in a frying pan with a bit of oil, you can also cook it under the broiler, lightly brushed with oil) and set aside. Heat oil in pan (or use what's leftover in pan from cooking paneer). Add the cinnamon stick and after 2-3 seconds add plain yogurt, ginger, crushed cardamom and ground turmeric. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro/onion and serve with rice.

Make three servings.

We mostly eat it without the paneer, often because the paneer-cooking takes extra time (without the paneer, it's a quick meal). Without the paneer and using low-fat yogurt, the entire thing (without rice) has 11 weight watchers points (not quite four per serving) for those who are interested.
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User: vestra
Date: 2007-10-05 01:25 (UTC)
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That sounds delish! Yummm. Thanks for posting it!
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User: starfishchick
Date: 2007-10-05 15:48 (UTC)
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Mmmmmmm, tasty!
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