You can use any kind of beans you like..canned or dried. If they are dried they need to be soaked and boiled and if canned just rinsed and drained well.
Three Bean Salad (an interesting side salad accompanied with fresh tomato salsa):Ingredients:
1/4 cup dried red kidney beans (rajma), 1/4 cup dried black-eyed beans (chauli), 1/4 cup dried butter beans, 1 small white onion, skinned and sliced into rings, salt and freshly ground pepper, lemon juice and fresh corianderleaves, to garnish.
Wash and soak beans together overnight; before preparing salad pressure cook the beans for two whistles and then drain; Combine salt, pepper, lemon juice and coriander and pour over the beans while they are still warm. Toss thorughly and leave to cool. Chill for 2-3 hours before serving. Mix the onions with the beans before serving.
Fresh tomato salsa: 2 medium tomatoes
1 white onion2 large flakes garlic
1/4 cup black olives sliced,
1 green chilly/or one small green bell pepper
1Tbsp. Lemon Juice or white vinegar
1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
Dice tomatoes, onions, garlic, olives & green chilly/bell pepper. Combine oil and vinegar, pour over tomato mixture. Serve with corn or taco chips, or even better thin toasted baguette slices. For best flavor, let the mixture sit/chill for several hours before serving.