red (or black) beans 500g
1 big tomato
1 big onion
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili (powder or liquid)
2 tsp ginger powder
garlic powder (or real garlic), salt
2 bay-tree leaves
Recipe of Frijoles Rojas :
Let the beans soak for a night.
You can cook them in 2 or 3 different waters to make the beans more digest.
Heat in a big pan, always letting a finger size of water on the top, then when they get softened add 1/2 sliced onion, bay-tree leaves, garlic, chili, salt and a spoon of oil. Cook till they get slack.
Fry separately in a small pan the other sliced half onion, dust with turmeric,
add the tomato dices and add 2 ladles of beans with their juice and salt.
Mix the content of the pan and pour back the result in the beans pan. This will make a kind of sauce that gives texture to the meal.
Serve hot with basmati rice.