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Don't be fooled by their humble reputation: dried beans are far from boring. Add to fritters, soups, stews and cracker vegetarian curries.

Crisp on the outside, moist in the middle, these black-eyed pea fritters topped with garlic prawns are perfect for parties and family gatherings.
This dish is found all over India. In the north, it is called "maa ki dal" and is made with the starchy and wholesome urad dal (black lentils) but in the south it...
The grape-vine cutters who prune during winter deserve a warming pot of beans, and these beans are hearty enough to be served as a main meal. This dish is best,...
For a hearty and tasty bean dish, it's hard to go past frijoles charros, or “cowboy’s beans”. Though the dish usually features salty pork in the form of bacon,...
This vegetable and noodle soup is traditionally prepared to welcome in the Persian New Year. Noodles are believed to bring good fortune so this soup is also...

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