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Monday, September 01, 2014

Qorma-e-Lubia Recipe| Beans Qorma ~Afghanistan Recipes

Red kidney bean recipes

As you will all be knowing I am in a spree of afghani recipes in my blog today. Here come the entree from the afghani platter I made. 
We love using pulses in our routine diet and blacked eyed peas and kidney beans our loved by my H a lot.So for the entree I chose is afghani style vegetable qorma which goes well with naans and rice.
Traditionally they use kidney beans but here I have used Black eyed peas . They call kidney beans as Lubia but in India we call black eyed peas as lobia right. This is similar to our Indian korma but is super simple and easy to make version. I was surprised to see a vegetarian curry similar ti Indian version online and adapted my own version. lets move to this delicious curry recipe..

Afghani recipes


                                          Recipe Category
    Preparation time
    Cook time
                                            Side dish
 Over night
30 mins


   Red Kidney beans /  Black eyed Peas- 1 cup
   Onion - 1 no
   Coriander pd -1 tbsp
   Cumin pd - 1 tsp
   Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
   Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
   Dried Mint - few
   Oil -2 tbsp
   Garlic - 2 cloves ( minced)
   Ground Red chilli pepper -  to taste ( You can also use green     chilli paste)
   Salt To taste

  • Soak the beans over night , the next morning drain the beans.
  • Cook the beans in pressure cooker with enough water for 2-3 whistles.Restore the bean water to use in the curry.
  • In a pan heat oil , add garlic and saute them well.
  • Add onion and saute them till they caramalize.
  • Add Beans,cumin pd, turmeric pd, coriander pd, salt , pepper paste, Tomato sauce and add the reserved beans water.
  • Stir well cover the pot at let the water with the spice boil .
  • When the water reduces a bit and oil is seperated, add dried mint.
  • Serve this qorma with steamed rice or with naan.

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  1. Wow what a striking similarity to our Indian cuisine !! Interesting ...yummy platter !!

  2. Sounds like our Indian version rajma. Owing to the proximity, the dishes seem similar to our own.

  3. Very similar to Indian beans recipes. Love the rich color. Perfect!

  4. Another interesting version much similar to us right..guess we can safely travel to this country without fear of starving..:)..enjoyed your platter Manjula...

  5. Looks very tempting.. The whole platter looks inviting..

  6. Looks so delicious! Enjoyed all the dishes from your thali :)

  7. Qorma looks fabulous and now drooling over this beautiful nutritious dish.

  8. Lovely curry , very tempting too

  9. Afghani cuisine is so similar to Indian with some minor changes, isn't it? Korma looks awesome

  10. qorma has such a rich creamy texture

  11. Like you said, this is so similar to our curries. Looks very nice

  12. Happy to see that Afghan cuisine is kind of similar to our cuisine... Delicious and tasty side dish !


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