Friday, March 23, 2012

Azuki Beans with Mango

Think sweet chili.  This very easy dish can be served either as a side or as the main dish, maybe with a salad.

I didn't add chili powder, but I think it would liven it up a bit for those who find mangoes bland.

2/3 C dry azuki (red) beans
1 large mango

1.  Soak beans 8 hours or overnight in water to cover by 2 inches.  Drain.

2.  In a 2 qt saucepan, cover beans with 2" of water.  Add a touch of salt.  Bring water to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let the beans cook 1-1/2 hours.

3.  To cube a mango:  Slice down on one side of the flat pit to create a hemisphere, then the other to get the other half.  Discard pit.  With a paring knife, cut a grid into each half.  Invert skin, and the cubes will rise up and become easy to pull off the skin.  Add to beans and cook another half hour.

4.  Taste, add more salt if necessary, and a little chili powder if you're feeling adventurous.  Serve hot.

Difficulty rating  :)


  1. Thanks, LLL. Glad to know someone appreciates the healthier choices, and not just the sweets. ;)


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