Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bagel Beans Pizza

Back in the early '90s, I was making beans one day and my cousin brother Subodh, brought home bagels. As we were talking, we decided it would be great to put the beans on the bagel and create a pizza! To this day, my entire family makes this! It's easy to make and everyone enjoys it.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serving: 4

  • 4 Bagels (plain or your choice of flavor)
  • 2 red kidney bean cans (19 oz.) or you can use dry kidney beans (soak in a warm water for atleast 4 to 5 hours and cook in a pressure cooker)
  • 1 bag (16oz) of shredded mozzarella or Mexican cheese
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 2 small onions ( diced small)
  • 2 small plum tomatoes (diced small)
  • 2 green chilies (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger (chopped)
  • 4 jalapeno (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoon red chili powder 
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste 
  • Red crushed pepper / red chilli flakes and ground black pepper for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a pan
  2. Add diced onions, saute onion until medium brown
  3. Add chopped garlic, ginger & green chilies. Saute until its tender
  4. Add diced tomatoes 
  5. When it is softened, add red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt & mix it well
  6. Rinse and drain kidney beans from can and place in the pan
  7. Mix it well & cook it for five minutes
  8. Slice the bagels in half and toast lightly in a toaster oven
  9. Spread the bean mixture on a bagel, sprinkle with cheese
  10. Place sliced jalapenos on top 
  11. Once again put the bagels inside the oven, until the cheese is melted
  12. Garnish with salt, black pepper & red crushed pepper to taste and serve hot

Note: Instead of bagels, you can use sliced bread or Italian bread.

For Jains, you can use cabbage instead of onions, ginger powder instead of ginger and omit the garlic. The taste will still be good.

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