RED BEAN DIP

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I donno whether I was stuck by amnesia or is it the hectic pace of life that is turning me in to a forgetful person. I made this dip during October last year at a friend’s request who wanted to have an easy-to-make healthy dip for her Diwali dinner party. Besides suggesting Crudités with Sour Cream Dip, I shared with her the recipe for this dip and sent her the pictures too. After clicking the pictures, I put them in a folder and somehow managed to forget all about them. 
Recently I was going through my folder and I chanced to stumble upon them. I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten all about this dip! It is healthy, simple and very easy to prepare. It goes well with tacos and tortilla chips. Serve them with the chips of your choice. I would suggest go for the baked ones so that you can indulge guilt free! Though I must warn you that it will disappear faster than you can imagine 😉
 
Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. Here is the quantity of ingredients I used:
½ cup red kidney beans (lal rajma)
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, core removed and finely chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped roughly
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp Cottage Cheese or Feta Cheese (grated or crumbled) 
½ tsp dry herb of your choice (I used mixed herbs)
1 tsp lemon juice
Crushed black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Soak the red kidney beans for 3-4 hours (or overnight) and boil them till they soften (I pressure cook them to quicken the process)
Coarsely mash them using the back of a fork. Add rest of the ingredients and mix them gently with a fork.
Taste the dip and adjust flavors. 
Serve with nachos or tortilla chips. I personally like this dip with lavash crackers. 
Makes 1 medium bowl
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    • Ha ha! Actually as a kid I used to love eating boiled black eyed beans and Mom used to add tomatoes and cilantro to it. To give it a Mexican twist I replaced it with red beans and turned it into a dip 🙂

  1. Its not amnesia, Even I make some dishes take pictures but do not get time to blog. At his time my family is sleeping and I am awake reading the blogs.
    Your dip is wonderful and healthy. Its such a coincidence that I keep some boiled beans and make it the same way.

    And thanks for sharing the award with me. So nice of you.

  2. Congrats on the awards! In the vast array of blogs out there, I am touched that you chose me to pass one along to.
    Your dip here does have all the attributes I look for. Today’s hispanic blends of salsas are way to runny for me, I want something that sticks to the chips and this one is hearty enough to do just that. Saving this one for movie night-yum!

  3. Congrats on your awards, how cool. This is a good looking dip which I will have to try, I like those kidney beans in there. Healthy too. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Congratulations on your awards…
    I like the dip with beans and all the veggies…make it very healthy and so tasty.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thank you so much for the visit 🙂

  5. Congratulations on your awards, dear. I have not been feeling well so blogging has taken a backseat these days and I only now saw this post. Wow! Thank you so much for passing on that award to me. It means a lot to me. And good thing you finally posted that recipe cuz it looks delish. I love beans. 🙂

  6. I am struggling with the munchies – desperately looking for something that will satisfy without packing on pounds. Spring will come and I won’t fit into anything. This is so perfect for my needs! What grand timing! Congrats on the awards!

  7. I love finding forgotten jewels in the recipe box! This was a great find. Very unusual dip but it looks delicious! Love the combination of ingredients! Congratulations on your awards! You deserve them all!

  8. This is delicious! I’ve done something similar but as a salad. I’ve never thought to use it mashed and as a dip … great idea! Must do this soon. Love dips!

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