Mexican Style Sopa De Frijol Recipe – Red Kidney Beans Soup

Mexican Red Kidney Beans Soup Recipe (Sopa De Frijol) is a creamy soup dish made out of red kidney beans and mixed herbs it is a healthy soup which makes you feel full. In India, the red kidney beans are called rajma and it is one among the favourites of all. The soup is flavourful and will be enjoyed by all.  Oil, Rajma (Large Kidney Beans), Dried oregano, Cumin powder (Jeera), Garlic, Onions, Salt, Black pepper powder, Tomatoes, Hot water, Fresh cream, Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese), Tortillas   1/2 cup Oil 1 cup Rajma (Large Kidney Beans) , soaked overnight 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) , ground 4 cloves Garlic , peeled 2 Onions , each cut in half Salt , to taste 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder , freshly ground 2 Tomatoes , cored and chopped 4 cups Hot water , with or without vegetable stock cube 1/4 cup Fresh cream , or crema Mexicana 1/2 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , or queso fresco , crumbled 2 Tortillas , cut into strips and thenfried in oil     10   90     To begin with, the Mexican Red Kidney Beans Soup Recipe, let’s start by washing and soaking the red kidney beans overnight or for at least 6-7 hours. Add beans, oregano, salt, cumin powder, 2 garlic cloves, onion and 5 cups of water. Boil them in a pressure pan for 30 to 40 minutes till they become soft and gooey.If you are boiling in a pot, bring them to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-low, cook covered and stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 2 hours.Once cooked transfer them in a blender and make a smooth puree. Season it with salt and pepper. Set aside.In a skillet add little oil and add chopped onions saute them till they become translucent and lose their crispness. Now add chopped garlic (2 cloves) and continue to cook for a couple of minutes. As the onions and garlic get cooked add chopped tomatoes and cook them till they become soft and tender.Let it cool and then transfer it in a blender to combine into a smooth puree.In a large saucepan combine the pureed beans and pureed tomatoes and add 1 cup water or vegetable stock. Cook on a medium flame till it starts to thicken.Add fresh cream and season with Salt and Pepper.