Black Bean Soup


Couple of days back, one of my relatives pinged me and asked have you tried “Black bean soup”. I thought why it didn’t it strike my mind, and told her no. She told her co-sister prepares a delicious ” Black Bean Soup” and sent me the recipe. Based on the ingredients I had in my home I altered the recipe and here is my version

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Black bean – 3/4 cup

Yellow bell pepper – 1

Onion – 1 , big

Tomato – 1

Bay leaf – 1

Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (Adjust according to your taste)

Pergo Tomato garlic basil sauce – 3 tbsp

Water – as needed

Butter – 1 tsp

Olive oil – 1 tsp

Kosher Salt – as needed

Cheese – 2 tbsp



  • Wash and Soak the black bean in warm water for 2-3 hours and drain the water. Pressure cook the black bean with 1:2 water for 2 whistles and after the stream releases naturally strain the water


  • Add oil and butter to the pan, and when its hot add onion; sauté till the onions are translucent. Add tomato and bell pepper and cook till the tomatoes get mushy


  • Add the cooked black bean and mix well. Add pergo sauce, coriander powder, chilli powder and cumin powder and mix well;cook for 3-5 minutes


  • Remove the bay leaf and after the mixture comes to room temperature, blend them into fine paste and transfer it to the pan


  • Add water according to the consistency you desire and cook till the soup thickens. Add cheese and cook till the cheese melts, switch off and enjoy the warm soup


My Notes

  • Instead of kosher salt, regular salt can also be used
  • Instead of pergo sauce, you can use one garlic pod, one more tomato
  • Can be served with sour cream instead of cheese

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36 thoughts on “Black Bean Soup

  1. Nithya Ravikumar April 14, 2015 at 9:20 AM Reply

    What an absolutely lovely blog! I’ve just started my own blog so I am very new to it all, but I have certainly been inspired by yours. Thank you for the inspiration, and the recipes – I will definitely be trying some! 🙂

  2. coconutcraze April 1, 2015 at 2:45 PM Reply

    Nice soup, Vidya!

  3. Liz March 31, 2015 at 11:46 PM Reply

    love black bean soup-your recipe looks fabulous!

  4. Ritu Ahuja March 31, 2015 at 1:10 PM Reply

    Soup looks comforting and delicious. Yummy 🙂

  5. Sundari March 31, 2015 at 11:05 AM Reply

    Yummy soup!! healthy too!! lovely clicks!!

  6. shobha March 31, 2015 at 5:37 AM Reply

    A very healthy and delicious looking soup !

  7. Namrata March 31, 2015 at 3:58 AM Reply

    This sounds so interesting. I have to try to get black beans here.

  8. Chitra Jagadish March 31, 2015 at 2:45 AM Reply

    Looks comforting and delicious V…

  9. Francesca Trucco March 31, 2015 at 2:27 AM Reply

    I love soups or as we call thme here “vellutate”. They are generally easy , very healthy and delicate to my taste. So thanks for this new idea.

  10. theonlysup March 31, 2015 at 12:15 AM Reply

    Never tried. Looks good. U have so much creative ideas in cooking

  11. srividhya March 31, 2015 at 12:06 AM Reply

    very yummy.. love the cheese with soup.

  12. Malar March 30, 2015 at 11:56 PM Reply

    Wow Vidya, it looks super yummy 🙂

  13. Aruna Panangipally March 30, 2015 at 11:13 PM Reply

    Nice and hearty soup. 🙂

  14. veenashankar March 30, 2015 at 10:06 PM Reply

    filling and tasty soup.. perfect for dieting

  15. colemangrady79 March 30, 2015 at 8:45 PM Reply

    I’ve been so busy I missed your recipes. But, I’m glad for this one thank you

  16. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez March 30, 2015 at 7:45 PM Reply

    Very nicely done!

  17. Arasi Arumugam March 30, 2015 at 7:14 PM Reply

    Yummy Vidya.. Send me some please 🙂

  18. Mr. Militant Negro March 30, 2015 at 6:08 PM Reply

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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