Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Healthy 16 beans soup with bread


1 cup 16 beans

1 cup tomato puree

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup Carrots, chopped

1 small potato cubed

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground pepper

Dash of hot sauce (optional )

Here's what you need

  • Rinse the beans thoroughly and soak them in 3 cups of water overnight.
  • Pressure cook the beans in the water it was soaked in until the beans are tender.Mine were done in 4 whistle.
  • Transfer the content in a pot and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer till the desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve hot with homemade bread.



1 cup Wheal flour (Atta)

2 cup All Purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 packet active dry yeast

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter (room temp)

1/4 -1/2 cup low fat pizza ( I used a mixture of mozzarella and mild cheddar)

Here's what you need to do

  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of lukewarm water along with the sugar.Set it aside for 10 mins. until frothy.
  • In a bowl mix together all ingredients except oil an butter.
  • Make a well at the center and add the yeast mixture and 1 1/4 cup of warm water.
  • Slowly incorporate the wet and dry mixture and knead it for 2-3 mins.
  • Smear the oil all over and continue to knead for another 10 mins.
  • Now smear the butter and again knead it for 3 mins.
  • The dough will now be smooth and when you pat it lightly it will bounce back.
  • Place it in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth and place aside in a warm place for couple of hours.
  • After the stand time the dough will almost get double in volume.
  • Punch in down and knead it just for a min.
  • Grease a round pizza pan or a cookie sheet and pat the dough on the with your palm till you get a circle almost an inch thick.Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven at 400 deg F for 10 mins.
  • Spray the pot the the dough with olive oil spray and spread the cheese evenly over the dough..
  • Bake until the bread st golden on the top and cheese melts, about 20-25 mins.