A few months ago I wrote a post about spicy foods. Just as a reminder, and according to an article published on MensHealth.com, a single spicy meal can boost your metabolism by up to 25 percent!
Luckily for me a close friend of mine is Indian and also a great cook! She gave me this recipe which I tried recently. It combines the benefits of legumes (high in protein, good source of fibre and other nutrients) with the metabolism boosting properties of chili.
Ingredients (serve 5)
- 2 cups of dried black eyes beans (or about 200g)
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (400g)
- 1.5 cup of water
- 1 red onion
- 1 tsp of grated ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp of garam masala
- 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp of grounded coriander
- 1/2 tsp of raw sugar (optional)
- 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
- Soak the beans for 12 hours. Drain the water and wash well.
- Heat up some oil, add and brown finely chopped onion.
- Add ginger and garlic. Saute then add turmeric powder and garam masala, cumin and coriander powder.
- Add the can of diced tomatoes, beans and some water (it should cover the beans).
- Add a little bit of salt, to taste, and sugar (optional).
- Cook in a pressure cooker for 8 minutes or slow cook in a normal pot for about 25-30 minutes (on low heat). Garnish with coriander leaves.
Here is the approx. breakdown for this recipe:
Do you like Indian food?