HELP!!! What can I do with all these grains/beans?

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  1. abefroman

    abefroman

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    I went crazy and bought about 20lbs of beans and grains.

    Please give me some recipe ideas.

    I have:

    Gold Burghol #1 Fine

    Urid Gota (this looks like cous cous but I think its a grain not pasta)

    Whole Wheat

    Whole Pearl Barley

    Jumbo Dry Lima Beans

    and Dried Fava Beans
     
  2. french fries

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    Deep fried fava beans with salt and pepper: 

     
  3. chicagoterry

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    I have to say, that's a tough list.

    The urid gota is a legume/pulse not a grain. It's used in Indian cooking for dal and, fried in ghee or oil with other spices as part of a tadka or last minute seasoning.

    I'm assuming yours is pale and split rather than still whole and with the black skin on it. Try looking for recipes for Urad Daal or Dal.
     
  4. maryb

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    Wheat can be cooked into a porridge or ground for flour and I have seen a salad using cooked wheat berries. Barley begs for some beef soup bones, carrots, onions, celery to make a soup.
     
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    Those deep fried fava's look flapping delicious! So gonna do that
     
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    Thank you! They were a recipe from my grandmother. We used to eat them at the beginning of nearly every meal when we went visit her. 

    Here's how you do it: 

    1) Soak dried fava beans overnight.

    2) Peel the fava beans and let them dry (about an hour). 

    3) Deep fry for a few minutes. 

    Make sure they get crispy/crunchy and golden brown. This can take a few minutes. The last batch I made, I didn't want to make them too crunchy so I stopped their frying a bit earlier... they ended up chalky and sticking to your teeth. Not good. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif  But when done right they're absolutely delicious.