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Kwati~ Nepali Bean Stew


Kwati is a traditional Nepalese dish which is a thick stew of several kinds of beans. The beans used in this dish are kidney beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, soyabean, mung bean, green bean, black bean and white beans.  It’s a healthy and wholesome family meal. Kwati is mainly eaten during  Janai Purnima/ Rakshya Bhandan in Nepal.
Happy Cooking . Enjoy ! 🙂  Kamakshi

Prep Time : 1 day ( to soak the beans )        Cook Time : 30 mins
Serves : 6

Note ~ For vegetarians, skip the meat and cook with all the same ingredients and using the same method.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups dry mixed beans (kidney beans, black-eyed beans, chickpeas, soya beans, mung beans, green beans, black beans, white beans)
  • 500 gms Mutton, diced into small pieces
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds ( Sauf)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds ( zeera)
  • 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds ( Rai)
  • 1 tsp Lovage seeds (Ajwain / Jwano)
  • 1 Medium Onion, 5 cloves Garlic and 1″ Ginger  – Made into a paste
  • 4-5 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder ( Dhania)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder ( Zeera)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder ( Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • Salt to Taste

METHOD

  1. In a large bowl , soak the beans overnight. The mix of beans is quite colorful 🙂
  2. Drain the water and keep aside (Some people also keep it for 2-3 days till it sprouts !  You can try it too )
  3. Heat the oil in pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, fennel seeds and lovage seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, then add the onion-ginger-garlic paste and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the diced mutton pieces and stir fry for couple of minutes till the meat becomes light brown.
  5. Add the sprouted mixed beans, cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt and mix well and fry for 5 mins till the meat and beans are nicely coated with all the masalas.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 mins. Then add 5 cups of water to the cooker and pressure cook for 20-25 mins ( you can make this recipe in open dish but it takes longer to cook the beans ) .
  7. Release the steam and check that the beans are cooked till they are tender. At this point of time, most of the water would have dried up.  Add about 2 cups of warm water and boil it for couple of minutes till you get the desired consistency. Depending upon your preference, the soup can be made thicker or thinner.
  8. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with rice.
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Mutton & Potato Curry

Mutton and Potato Curry
Mutton Curry with Potatoes

Mutton & Potato curry is one of my favorite dishes which I learnt from my Granny.This is the classic comfort food whenever we had family gatherings. It is actually a very simple dish but invokes a lot of good memories. You can make the dish with small baby potatoes or big chunks of potatoes whichever you like 🙂 …. As you can see above we make it with both styles ….. I hope you like the Dish and the love that comes with it as you can see the pure joy my Grandma finds in her cooking  ~ 🙂 Happy Cooking ! Kamakshi

My Granny cooking her delicious recipes

Prep Time : 20 mins                               Cook Time : 30 mins
Serves : 6-8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Kg Mutton, cut into cubes
  • 2 medium Potatoes, peeled and halved ( You can also use small whole potatoes)
  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1″ inch piece Ginger
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Whole Pepper ( Kali Mirch)
  • 1/2 tsp whole Cloves ( Lavng)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds ( Zeera)
  • 2 tbsp Meat Masala
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric ( Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped Coriander / Cilantra to garnish

METHOD

  • Make a paste of onion, garlic and ginger and keep aside.
  • Combine the whole pepper, cloves and cumin seeds and coarsely grind into a powder.

Ground Masala

  • Heat one tablespoon of oil, add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds and a pinch of turmeric and fry the potatoes for about 2 mins, till they are slight golden brown and then take them out in a separate dish.

Frying the Potatoes

    • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and when it is luke warm add the chilli powder and stir. This gives a nice red color to the oil . Add the onion, ginger, garlic paste and fry for 2-3 mins till it is half cooked.

 

Frying the Masala

  • Add the grounded masalas,meat masala, chilli powder, turmeric and salt and fry for 5 mins till the masala starts leaving oil.

Frying the Masala

  • Add the meat pieces and fry for 3-4 mins till the masala is nicely coated on the pieces. Add the chopped tomatoes and the stir fried potatoes and fry for another 3 mins.

Cooking the mutton with the Tomatoes

  • Add two cups of warm warm and pressure cook for 15-20 mins till the meat becomes tender.
  • When the meat is cooked, sprinkle garam masala on top, mix well and serve garnished with chopped cilantro. Enjoy 🙂 !

Delicious Mutton Curry Ready to serve