Khorak-e Loobia - Red Kidney Beans Side Dish


This is a tasty and healthy dish that my mother used to make frequently when I was growing up. Khorak-e loobia is one of my favorite side dishes of all time and I make it fairly often. I like to add a generous amount of lemon juice after beans have been fully cooked.

Khorak-e Loobia - Kidney Beans Dish

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6
2 cups Red kidney beans
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 large cloves of garlic, minced
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Juice of 2-3 lemons/lime (use more if you prefer)
Salt and pepper to taste
Water
Method:
  1. Pick over the beans, rinse thoroughly and soak in water overnight. 
  2. Pour the water out, rinse and place the beans in a large pot, add 6 cups of water, bring to a rapid boil on high heat, reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes over medium-high heat. 
  3. Drain the beans in a colander, return the beans back into the pot, add enough water to cover the beans by two inches, cover and cook for an hour on medium heat. 
  4. In a skillet, saute the chopped onions in olive oil until golden brown.
  5. Add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  6.  Then add the tomato paste, salt and pepper, stir well, saute for another 1-2 minutes
  7.  Add a cup of warm water, simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. 
  8. Pour the content of the skillet – onion, garlic and sauce mixture into to the pot, stir.
  9.  Add lemon juice, taste and adjust the seasoning, cover and simmer for another 20-30 minutes.

Khorak-e loobia can be served warm or cold.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. I am looking for dolmeh barge sabz,do you have its recepie? thanks

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  2. Anonymous, yes, hopefully someday soon I'll post a recipe for it.

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