How to make my Mauritian Haricot Blanc & Aubergine Stew in a Pressure Cooker

Mauritian Curried Bean Stew-2

We went to Co. Clare for the weekend to visit my sister Diya, she’s an incredible home cook. This curried bean stew was my attempt to replicate a beautiful meal she made for us before we faced the long road home. I have to admit, my attempt wasn’t nearly as good as what she made even though I used almost the same spices. Diya’s was an Indian dish and despite my efforts to replicate it mine still turned out very Mauritian. Even though my version was really good, and it was, next time I will add the curry leaves and ground coriander to make it more like hers.

The plate of food she served us was pact with flavor, balanced spices and with the beans floating perfectly in the thick rich gravy. The curry leaves sat as if placed ever so delicately. I enjoyed the addition of the aubergine but you can skip it if you’re not a fan.

If you are an aubergine fan however they’re on special offer at the moment, 29 cents in ALDI, you better get down there quick! 29 cents!! I got 5. There’ll be aubergine in everything this week, I still have 4 in the fridge. I would have got more if I wasn’t so conscious of looking like a crazy person with a trolley full of aubergines. I have so many aubergine recipes and I love them all. Honestly I could eat aubergine everyday. Having said that, I’d be cautious about eating it if somebody else prepared it, it can be a bit slimy if not cooked properly. Have you tried my Baigan Ka Bharta? In fact why not check out all my simple and quick aubergine recipes.

This stew was prepared in a pressure cooker. Although the pressure cooker is the quickest you could also use a pot or a slow cooker.. My pressure cooker is one of the things that I can’t live without. I actually brought it in my suitcase when I came to Ireland for the first time in 2008. I reckon I could certainly do with a new one but I won’t let go of the old one. It’s a tiny little one that’s easy to use for everyday cooking. Quick for washing and storing. You can literally cook anything in a pressure cooker. From Biryani to lamb curry. Try the recipe and do leave me a comment below if you like it or if you want to share your pressure cooker recipes.

Mauritian Curried Bean Stew-4

How to make my Mauritian Haricot Blanc & Aubergine Stew in a Pressure Cooker

Number of servings: 2

Per Serving 236 calories

Fat 4 g

Carbs 39 g

Protein 14 g

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How to make my Mauritian Haricot Blanc & Aubergine Stew in a Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

1 cup Haricot Blanc soaked overnight

1/2 cup Lentils

1/2 tea spoon cumin powder

1 table spoon turmeric powder

1 onion chopped

salt to taste

1 aubergine sliced in 3-4 inch julienne

1 tea spoon coconut oil

1/2 a can of chopped tomatoes

1 tea spoon of garam masala

Instructions

  1. Soak the haricot blanc overnight if possible or at least for few hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker add the soaked beans and lentils.
  3. Add chopped onions, cumin, turmeric, salt and oil. Put the lid on and pressure cook on a low heat till 4-5 whistles. Or cook till beans are soft when pressed between fingers.
  4. Add the aubergine, tomatoes and the garam masala and pressure cook for another 2 whistles.
  5. Garnish with fresh curry leaves.

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