Friday, May 6, 2011

Black Bean Soup, the Panera Bread Style

Dry Black Beans - 1 cup, soaked overnight
Yellow Onion - 1/2, finely chopped
Garlic Cloves - 3, finely chopped
Green Chilli -1. finely chopped
Tomato - 2, chopped
Roasted Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce - 1/2 pepper + a little sauce
Water - 4 cups
Cornflour - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan. Add the garlic and green chilli. Saute for a minute.

Then add the chopped onion. Cook till the onion gets soft.

Add the chopped tomato, cumin and coriander powder. Cook till the oniuon tomato mixture becomes a soft paste.

Add the soaked beans, salt, mashed chipotle pepper with sauce. Add about 3 cups of water and cook under pressure for 20 minutes.

Once it has cooled a little, release the pressure. Mix the cornflour with a little water and add it to the soup. Bring it to boil and cook till the soup gets thick and reaches desired consistency.

Serve hot with baked tortilla chips.

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