Thursday, February 27, 2014

Steamed Bean Cake

Bean Health Benefits-
 Beans have some health benefits that meats don’t. Beans have no cholesterol and very little fat, and they’re high in minerals and fiber. Eating beans may reduce blood cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease. Because they digest slowly, adding beans to your diet helps keep you feeling full if you’re working on shedding excess pounds".

For More:  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCooking/Bean-Benefits_UCM_430105_Article.jsp

As I am obsessed with beans these days I came up with the recipe Steamed Bean Cake..

Do check my previous post "High Protein dosa".

Ingredients:
1 Cup 10 Bean Soup Mix (Sprouts/Costco)
2 Red Chillies (Optional)
2 Tsp Chopped Ginger
Salt to taste

Preparation:

1. Soak Bean Blend for 4 -6 hours.
2. Blend pre-soaked beans, red chillies and ginger to semi thick batter.
3. Add salt. Spray olive oil to the Idly (Indian Rice Cake) moulds.

4. Fill the moulds, run a straight edge spatula across the top to remove excess. 
5. Steam the Bean cakes for 10minutes. let it cool down for 5-10 minutes.
 
6. Devour the steaming hot bean cakes with your favorite chutney.
7. Goes well for lunch box.



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