Spicy Veggie Bean Pot

By Nmami Agarwal     03-Oct 2018

Spicy Veggie Bean Pot

Usually, evenings come along with spicy hunger pangs or say craving and at some of the other corner, we all think of some chapati Indian food to treat the same. But in a second, a thought of healthy management ruins it all. Well, from now on this won’t be the case anymore! Because here we are with this spicy veggie bean bowl with loads of nutrition and spices. A worthy and nutritious recipe to be added to your cookbook.

Nutritional Values:

Turtle like black shiny beans are the rich source of fiber, protein, vitamins A. They also have a significant amount of iron, calcium and manganese. Black beans are also rich in flavonoids, particularly anthocyanin, which has amazing antioxidant properties including omega-3 fatty acid, which is considered a good form of cholesterol.

Quinoa the nest main ingredient has a good content of flavonoids which also includes quercetin and kaempferol. These are powerful plant antioxidants which have abundant health benefits. Also, quinoa is high in protein and contains all the essential amino acids needed by your body. Apart from that, it’s much higher in fiber.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, for sautéing
  • 20 grams onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 20 grams of bell pepper, any color, diced
  • 15 grams of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 20 grams; tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water

Spice Blend:

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp lime juice
  • avocado, for topping

Calories – 146.35 Kcal
Proteins – 4.91 grams
Fat – 5.5 grams
Carbohydrates – 18.76 grams


  • Take a large pot and set it on a medium-high flame, add oil and sauté onion and garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Add bell pepper and sauté for about 3-4 minutes. Add black beans, tomatoes, water, quinoa and the spices.
  • Bring it to boil and then decrease the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Pour it in a bowl and top it with avocados and enjoy the spicy treat.

Over to You:

Why to ignore to spicy cravings when you can easily treat it without ditching your health program? Plus, instead of ordering unhealthful food you better try this spicy veggie bean bowl at your home and reveal the secret of spicy happiness in the comment section below.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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