Tomato Beans for Breakfast

Ever been confused on what to eat healthy for breakfast? Well, that’s kind of a usual story for me almost every night when I retire to bed. It’s like my mind opens a recipe book that has a thousand recipes for breakfast, but none of them work because (obviously) of resource crisis. LOL

Now the real challenge for me arises when my husband comes in the picture. He is a foodie (a real one because he is an amazing cook as well), but alongside, he loves to keep fit. I love the fact that he tracks his diet well enough to leave room for the weekend cheats! 🙂 So he was the one to suggest soy beans for lunch or breakfast.

Honestly, the idea of having soy beans for lunch wasn’t quite elating for me, but I knew how breakfasts would work just fine! And if you trust my experimental skills, I assure you that this is not going to disappoint you at any cost. Plus, I’d give it a brownie point for being easy and quick to cook as well as requires very less resources.

Here is how I began:

Ingredients:

  1. Soy Beans…………………………………1 cup (soaked overnight)
  2. Tomatoes………………………………….2 medium
  3. Onion……………………………………….1/2 of a medium sized onion (finely chopped)
  4. Red Chilli Powder……………………1 tspn
  5. Heinz ketchup…………………………1 tbspn (I use this specific one for color)
  6. Bread……………………………………….Any bread
  7. Butter………………………………………1 tbspn (only for the bread – optional)
  8. Cornflour………………………………..1 tspn
  9. Olive Oil………………………………….1 tbspn
  10. Salt…………………………………………..1 tspn
  11. Sugar……………………………………….1/2 tspn

 

Method:

  • Pressure cook the beans (6 – 7 whistles – depending on the softness of the beans) and drain them
  • Grind the tomatoes into puree and add chilli powder to it
  • Heat a wide pan and pour in the oil
  • Add chopped onion and stir well till pink and translucent
  • Next, pour in the tomato mix and keep stirring to avoid excess splutter
  • Cover with the lid and let it sit on simmer for 5 – 7 mins
  • Meanwhile, make a mixture of 4 tbspn water and 1 tspn cornflour (mix well)
  • After 5 – 7 mins, open the lid and add salt. Stir well, then add sugar and Heinz ketchup
  • Pour the cornflour water and mix well enough to avoid lumps
  • Let it cook for 3 mins (making sure the gravy is not drying)
  • Finally add the soy beans with 1/2 cup water and let it cook with the lid on for another 5 mins (or till you think the beans are nicely done)

For the Bread:

  • Heat a tava and add the butter.
  • Place the bread on it and instantly flip it to avoid only one side from soaking all the butter
  • Press both sides lightly with a flat spatula

You can serve it with bread or buns. If not, you might even like it with rotis (I’m not a huge fan of that combination though). I like it with bread, served in a small bowl side by side.

So this was one simple and quick recipe for you to try. Breakfast can be a little dominating if you have to do everything in a go, so I’d suggest you soak the beans in the morning and pressure cook them in the evening. You can store them in the fridge later at night and use it for cooking in the morning. Sometimes, if I have enough time, I utilize it to make my tomato paste ready as well.

With all of these handy, it doesn’t take me more than 20 mins to cook overall. 🙂 Isn’t that wonderful?

If you want to try this or have already done it, please let me know in the comment section below. I would absolutely love to hear back from you.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful time cooking!

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