Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday's Tip- How To Freeze Beans And Legumes?


After a very long time I am back with Tuesday’s tip. You all have been so encouraging about the Tuesday’s tips section-so thanks very much. How to deodorize the fridge is the most popular tip so far. Next tip that got attention is Quick Soak Method for legumes.

Legumes like chickpeas, beans, black eyes beans, white peas etc...are very healthy and is infact the most vital source of proteins for vegetarians. Legumes are soaked (generally overnight) before boiling for two reasons – one, they need to be softened before they boil, and two, pre-soaking helps to make the beans more digestible. I understand that most of you prefer canned legumes as the whole process of cooking them can be very tedious. But why waste money on those canned beans which by the way is loaded with sodium content?

So here is a quick tip on How to freeze legumes? Yes! Next time you soak chickpeas to make Kadai Chola Massala, or beans to make Mexican rice, or Cannellini beans for curry; all you have to do is soak them in large quantities so that you can freeze it for the future use.


You can freeze almost all kinds of legumes, just soak, wash and boil (with or without salt-your choice) until tender, once boiled, drain the water and allow it to cool. Next simply put in the Ziploc bags (freezer safe) and freeze. This way the legumes will remain fresh upto 6 months. If you want you can also use freezer safe jars instead of Ziploc bags.


Just take them out and put in boiling water before use. Trust me this will make your life easy. The boiled beans readily available in the kitchen are such a wow factor. I can make Rajma Tikki, Punjabi Chola, Ragda Patties anytime I wish.

Yeah! So next time you soak any legumes, remember you can soak more so that it can be used in the future.
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13 comments:

  1. very helpful posts.. first time here.. enjoyed browisng ur site, happy to follow u. Would be happier if u reciprocate..

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  2. Very useful post Shwetha. Have soaked chickpeas today, but couldn't use it. So will try this. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  3. I always have chana, rajma and black beans frozen , ready to go. It saves time and money too.

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  4. Very useful post,if we keep beans frozen, it would make our daily job more easier.

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  5. very useful post dear..happy to follow you..

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  6. Very useful tips for freezing beans,Thx for the visit Shwetha,I am following you now,would be glad if you follow me too

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  7. very useful tips dear :) Really makes the job of making pulse and legume dishes easier when its handy :)

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  8. Nice tip! We always cook a variety of dried pulses and freeze them- so handy for hummus, rajma, soup, chilli etc. Glad to see Tuesday Tips back :)

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  9. lovely post...thanks for visiting my blog too, stay connected...

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  10. Love this post swetha,,u rock girl!
    I love legumes in my every day meal..this sounds like a great idea

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  11. Great tips, I'd always tried to freeze beans before and it had not exactly come out as ur...desired. So this is very useful to me!

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  12. Excellent post. I appreciate it

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