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Beans with Dumplings

-Submitted by Dahlia on 18th Dec 2007

(Beans And Dumplings Soup, soup bean dumplings)

Beans With Dumplings


  • Beans - 1 cup (soaked and cooked)
  • Onions - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chillis - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic - 8 cloves (minced)
  • Tomato - 2 (blanched and pureed)
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Tomato sauce - 3 tsp
  • Olive Oil - 1 tbsp

For Dumplings

  • Cornmeal - 4 tbsp
  • All purpose flour - 4 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp 
  • Egg whites - 2 
  • Milk - 3-4 tbsp  


  1. Combine all the ingredients under ‘dumplings’ in a bowl to form a thick paste like consistency. Keep this aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a wide pan, saute the onions, green chillis and garlic till the onions become transparent. 
  3. Add tomato puree, chilly powder, coriander powder, salt and cook for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the cooked beans and tomato sauce and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. When the sauce begins to boil, add a spoonful of the prepared dumpling batter over the  sauce.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Do not mix after adding the dumplings. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro or chopped parsley.

Serving Suggestions

  • Beans with dumplings is a Mexican delight. It can be had as a one pot meal.
  • Or serve as a gravy for plain rice.

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Comment by RITA RODRIGUES on 17 August 2009 19:19PM
         hi, I tried your receipies, they are really very good evne to the begineers, thanks a ton for posting these receipies, they are really a unique ones.
can u please tell me instead of cornmeal can i use corn flour,
Reply :-
          Hi Rita, Am not sure if you can use corn flour instead of cornmeal. Sorry I'm not able to help you.
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