Feijão de coco (Brazilian black eye beans with coconut)

    50 min

    This is a typical Brazilian recipe of cooked black eye beans blended with coconut milk. It is often served with coconut rice and fish.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g black eye beans
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 200ml coconut milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a pressure cooker, add the beans and enough water to cover. Then add the bay leaves, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.
    2. Once the pot gets pressure (begins to 'whistle'), cook for another 15 minutes.
    3. After removing all of the pressure, open the pressure cooker and add the onion, garlic and coriander and cook for 10 minutes or until beans are tender and cooked. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
    4. Transfer a third of the beans to a blender and add a third of the coconut milk. Beat until smooth. Strain the mixture and set aside. Repeat this process with the rest of the beans and the rest of coconut milk.
    5. Return to pressure cooker to keep warm. Serve hot.

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    This soup is easy to make and amazing. It's earthy, creamy, fragrant and nutritious all at once. Love in a bowl as far as I am concerned, particularly in winter  -  16 Dec 2017