Black Bean SoupI didn't use a recipe. My ingredients were: 2 onions, 3 cloves of garlic, some olive oil, 1 jalapeno pepper, hot pepper flakes, cumin seeds, cumin, maybe 2 cups of water, 1 vegetable stock cube, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of black beans, and about 1 cup of cilantro.
I chopped up some onions, and fried them in olive oil. Then I added 3 cloves of garlic, whole, and continued to fry. I added a chopped jalapeno pepper (with seeds and all) and cumin seeds left over from pakoras way back when.
Then I added a can of diced tomatoes, which I let bring to a boil, before simmering. I added a cup or so of water, some ground cumin, a cube of vegetable stock, and two cans of rinsed black beans. I let this simmer for a while, before adding a cup of so of chopped cilantro, and continued to let simmer. Then I used my hand blender to smooth it out, before serving it with a dollop of sour supreme. It was delicious... nice and spicy and filling. I'm going to bring it into work tomorrow.