Fava bean is something new that I have never bought or cooked. Since I have been trying to include as much protein as possible in dishes I thought to use fava beans for this recipe.
I bought the blanched dried fava beans which does not need overnight soaking. It can be just soaked for a couple of hours and cooked on a stove top for about 45 minutes or until tender which is what I did. ½ cup fava beans will yield more than one cup of cooked beans. Here is the recipe for this curry.
This is a hot and spicy dish which tastes great when served with white basmati rice or Chappatis.
- ¼ cup sliced red onions
- 4 cloves garlic
- ½ inch piece ginger
- 1 small tomato
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 12 oz cauliflower florets
- 1 cup cooked fava beans
- Salt to taste
- Finely chop garlic and ginger
- Add oil to a saucepan and fry onion until tender
- Add garlic and ginger and fry until golden brown
- Chop tomato into chunks and add to the saucepan with salt, chili powder and turmeric powder.
- Add little water at a time and cover and cook until tomato becomes to sauce consistency
- Add garam masala and cook for another 5 minutes adding enough water so the sauce does not become dry.
- Add cauliflower florets to the saucepan and mix well until florets are covered with tomato sauce
- Add coconut milk and cover and cook for 10 minutes on low flame
- Add cooked fava beans and mix well and cook for further 2 minutes.
- Serve with rice or Chappati
- Yield: 3-4 as a side dish