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Jade DaRu
Jade DaRu

No time for anything crazy but STARVING!

So I opened up a can of organic pinto beans and drained them (any bean will do as long as it's your favorite).

Sautéed some finely chopped shallot, garlic, a stalk of celery, serrano pepper (seeded or left out if spice ain't your thing), with about a teaspoon black mustard seeds (brown will do) in some butter mixed with some safflower oil.

Then added the beans with a little water. You could be adventurous and add some stock for a bit more complexity.

Next I added approx 3-4 dashes good fish sauce, approx 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce, smoked sea salt to taste (I didn't have bacon on hand for a bit of smoked flavor) with about a tsp each of cumin, coriander and garam masala (didn't have any curry on hand so grabbed the next best thing) and of course some freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Cook it till liquid reduced, maybe 10-15 minutes depending on how high the flame is...now here's the secret part...add about 1/4 cup give or take and depending on taste of good buttermilk (I used Kate's Creamery) . Let it reduce again, swirl in a bit more butter and plate it with some basmati rice (or any rice or grain will do) parsley or cilantro, scallion, a squeeze of lime and your favorite chili or hot sauce.

The buttermilk takes it to a whole new level and the whole dish tastes like it took me hours of cooking, but in reality took me about 25-30 minutes.

Jade DaRu
Jade DaRu
Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed. I always have buttermilk on hand...call me crazy, and it does me well every time. It's not just for pancakes anymore!
Oaktowngirl
Oaktowngirl
I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious! I added yellow mustard seeds (only ones in my pantry) and curry powder, in addition to the spices you called for. The buttermilk separated for a bit, but it all came together when I turned down the flame. My husband had two big bowls and asked me to make it again later this week! I will.
Oaktowngirl
Oaktowngirl
This is beautiful and looks delicious..all the flavors I love. Adding buttermilk...great idea. Will make this!!
Jade DaRu
Jade DaRu
It was super good. Loved how the buttermilk gave it a slight tang and made it richer in texture. Let me know how you like it or improve upon it.
Jade DaRu
Jade DaRu
I also forgot, I added some curry leaves too but they aren't necessarily needed.