Greek Bean Soup

 

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  • Since i read that navy beans are good for skin, have been wanting to cook them. 
  • Navy bean or any white bean soup is popular winter food in Greece according to my google research. There are a lot of recipes out there.
  • I used my indian way of cooking beans to save time. Soak beans first in water overnight and then pressure cooked with a small piece of ginger. Ginger to help with digestion.
  • Heat olive oil. Add chopped ginger, onion, carrot, celery and cook for 2-3 mins. 
  • Blend tomatoes in a blender and add puree now. Add water from beans or plain water. Cook for few mins again.
  • Add cooked beans and simmer for 5-10 mins so that all flavours mingle and veggies are cooked.
  • Garnish with parsley. You can serve with little olive oil on top.
  • Soup is really good and ppl who don’t like much spices, this is a mild soup.
  • Also made focaccia bread to go with it. There are many recipes online so find your favorite. I used half whole wheat and half all purpose flour. Focaccia bread is very easy to make and it’s quick too.
  • I pressured cooked beans and made bread dough so that it has time to rise before going out. And after returning, put the bread in the oven, made soup and it was all done in 30 mins. Instead of rolling rotis everyday, easy to bake bread.
  • Wholesome meal and left over will be perfect to pack for work lunch next day.
  • Try it out. You don’t need to be greek to enjoy this soup and in this age, all ingredients are available everywhere. Why stick with same kind of food everyday?  And restaurants don’t serve this kind of hearty meals.
  • Find your own way of making navy bean soup.
  • Enjoy !
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