LOBIO WITH TOMATOES AND SPICES
The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make lobio with tomatoes and spices.
Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans.
Other ingredients: 4 Bay leaves, 3 cloves of garlic, 4 white onions, 3 tomatoes, 20 grams of fresh green coriander, 20 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tsp of dried coriander, half tsp of dried Blue Fenugreek, 1 and half tsp red pepper and salt (quantity dependent on personal preference).
Soak beans in a deep cooking pot of cold water for two hours prior to cooking. Drain water and add the bay leaves, salt and 1.5 liters of fresh water.
Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender.
Chop the onions and fry in a little oil.
Chop the tomatoes and add, together with the fried onions, to a deep pot.
Crush the garlic and add, together with the spices (except the red pepper), to the fried onions and tomatoes.
Stir thoroughly and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the kidney beans and stir thoroughly. Chop the green coriander and add, together with the red pepper, to the pot. Stir thoroughly and cook for a further 5 minutes on a medium heat.
Serving: Serve hot, garnished with fresh chopped parsley and onion.
Enjoy your lobio with tomatoes and spices!