Goan Feijoada

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Total Time:
12.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - pink beans or pinto beans (red beans are fine too)
  • 2 - vegan sausage links (optional), chopped lengthwise into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 tsp - canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 - medium onion, chopped
  • 3 - red chillies
  • 4 cloves - garlic, crushed
  • 10 - cloves
  • 10 -peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp - tamarind pulp (soak a 1-inch ball of tamarind in 1/4 cup warm water for 30 minutes, extract the pulp by crushing the tamarind between your fingers and discard the solids)
  • 1 cup - shredded or grated coconut (use 1 cup coconut milk if you don't have this)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Goan Feijoada

  • Soak the beans overnight and cook them until tender but not mushy. Alternatively, use two cups of canned beans, rinsed thoroughly.
  • Heat a saucepan. Add the red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and cloves. Dry-roast the ingredients for five minutes over medium-low heat until fragrant and a couple of shades darker.
  • Remove the ingredients to a blender. In the same pan, dry-roast the garlic until golden-brown spots appear. Add to the blender.
  • Then roast the grated coconut over low heat, stirring constantly, until lightly golden. Add to the blender along with 1 cup water. If you are using coconut milk, just skip the roasting step and add the coconut milk directly to the blender.
  • Blend the masala until you get a smooth paste.
  • Add oil to the same saucepan.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute, stirring frequently, until they start to turn golden-brown.
  • Add the sausages, if using, and saute until they start to get a crust.
  • Add the tamarind paste and the ground masala paste. Stir well to mix and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about five minutes.
  • Add the beans along with a cup of water or cooking liquid. If your curry is already watery, add less liquid. Add salt to taste.
  • Let the curry come to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes so that all the flavours mix together.