Sunday, 26 February 2012

Awards & A CHEESY RED BEAN DIP

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, grated or crumbled (as preferred) 
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
Coarsely mash them and add all the ingredients. Mix them with a fork.
Serve with taco or tortilla chips.

Makes 1 medium bowl


Another opportunity to thank my friends for sharing these awards with me and giving me an opportunity to share with my blogger friends. I am thankful to Tina of Pinay Cooking Corner and Ramona of Curry and ComfortTina awarded me the 'Blog on Fire' award & 'Cute Little Chef' award and Ramona for the 'Happy Blogger' award.  Thank you so much for these awards dearies. I am really touched and elated! 


I would like to share these awards with:


Tina of Flour Trader
Ramona of Curry and Comfort
Faseela of Faseela Noushad
Johanna of Me and My Sweets
Tobias of T and Tea Cake
Nicole of Bake Me Blush
Rathai of Rathais Recipes
Deepthi of Naughty Curry


Thanks for visiting. See you soon!


Post linked to Fusion Friday by Jennifer



Post linked to Whole Food Wednesday by Beyond the Peel

46 comments:

  1. wow...healthy dip......

    Congrats and thnx 4 sharing the award with me dear....feel really hponored

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  2. Indeed easy food :) & congrats on ur award!

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  3. Why didn't I think of such a simple dip!

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    1. 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 :)

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  4. Wow, such a healthy dip, I like the texture, not very mushy like the other bean dips, congrats on your awards dear..

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  5. 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.

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  6. Looks like a delicious dip! :)
    Congrats on all the awards, and thank you for passing one on to me!

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  7. I'm glad you found your pictures, this is definitely a terrific change from the typical salsa and chips.

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  8. 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!

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  9. This is lovely. My son and hubs would go crazy for it. Big dip eaters those guys.

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  10. Congrats on all the awards! :) I would love this bean dip.. looks savory and yummy!

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  11. thats a yummy dip, will try this out soon..Congrats on all ur awards :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  12. Nice accompaniment for tacos. Somewhat like topping roasted papad with finely cut onions, tomatoes and veggies with seasoning. Yummy.

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  13. Congrats on the award & what a healthy snack! Have a great week!

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  14. I love your healthy red bean dip! Congratulations on all these awards!

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  15. A great dip! Congrats on the awards.

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  16. What a great dip, its part salsa ish too. Yep I have those forgotten folders too lol.

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  17. Congratulations on the awards! And wow, so many at the same time.

    Your dip looks so fresh and tasty, I could skip the crisps and eat it as is like a salad. :)

    Cheers,
    Tobias

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  18. I never tried beans in dip .. somehow could never enjoy the idea :) This sure would make the husband very happy as he loves beans!

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  19. This dip sounds so light and delicious! I'm glad you remembered about it and posted it! Congrats on the award :-)

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  20. These dip looks yummyyy n healthy snack ttoooo

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  21. oh this dip looks fabulous! I can make a meal out of chips and dip!

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  22. Congratulations on the awards! The dip looks delicious and I would also eat it with pita bread! I bet it would be perfect!

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  23. 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.

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  24. This is my kind of dip...healthy and so delish!
    Congratulations on all your awards! So well deserved! :)

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  25. This dip is so healthy and easy to put together, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your awards.

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  26. Se ve impresionante!!
    Que rico :D
    Un besito linda
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  27. 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 :)

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  28. 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. :)

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  29. Congrats on your awards. This dip looks so yummy. I love kidney beans and this looks like a perfect dip!

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  30. 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!

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  31. 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!

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  32. Healthy combo and looks awesome! Congrats on your awards too...

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  33. yayyy! thanks for the award, u have made me so happy with this post :) such a healthy no-fuss dip.. looks delecious

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  34. What a healthy & tasty dip! Congrats on the awards & don't forget to pick your award :)

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  35. looks really yummy! Might try this and blog about it too soooonn!

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  36. i loev to cook with red beans....the dip looks so delicious n very healthy !Congrats on ur all ur awards ! wish u many more :-)

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  37. 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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  38. Congrats on your awards - very deserving! Nice dip!

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  39. Congrats on the awards!!

    Lovely and healthy dip -- i want to dive into the goodness :D

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  40. Congrats on the awards! First time here and love the red bean dip!

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