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Simple Flavourful Coconut Bean Curry

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4.5/5

If you love beans, you sure going to enjoy this bean curry. Full of flavour, with just the right amount of spices. This meal is easy to prepare and will be ready in less than half an hour

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If you love beans, you sure going to enjoy this bean curry. Full of flavour, with just the right amount of spices. This meal is easy to prepare and will be ready in less than half an hour

Directions

Step 1
  • Place beans in a medium size bowl and add water to cover. Soak overnight on the counter.
Step 2
  • When ready, drain the water and add clean water and the beans to a medium size pot then boil the beans on medium heat for 4-5 hours on the stovetop or 1-2 hours in a pressure cooker according to directions. (skip this step if using canned beans)
Step 3
  • Check frequently to ensure it does not dry up and burn. Add water if needed and cook until it’s soft. Remove from stove and drain water if any then set aside.
Step 4
  • Add the bell pepper and tomatoes to a blender and blend to a sauce consistency. Set aside
Step 5
  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic, and cook for 1 min but be careful not to burn it.
Step 6
  • Add the blender mixture and cook for another 2 minutes then add the rest of the spices and the chopped cilantro. Cover and let it cook until it gets to a paste-like consistency
Step 7
  • Add beans and mix well. Add in the coconut milk and the water and let simmer for 5 min. Taste and add salt if needed.
Step 8
  • Remove from stove and serve.

Note's

Tips

 
  • If you have dry beans but do not have time to soak them overnight, you can cook this in a pressure cooker instead. It will save you a lot of time as compared to the stovetop. Alternatively, you can use canned beans and they will taste just the same.
  • Feel free to experiment with different kinds of beans. This recipe is also great with black beans or chickpeas.
  • Fresh tomatoes can be substituted for canned tomatoes. I normally would use any kind of tomatoes I have available. Chopped, whole, sauce – any of the works.
  • I know cilantro is not everyone’s cup of tea so please feel free to eliminate it. 
  • You can add different kinds of vegetables to this meal. For example, carrots (you can use shredded if you’d rather not blend), butternut squash, celery etc. However, unless texture means a lot to you, I would advise blending the vegetables together with the bell pepper and tomatoes. 
  • I usually don’t add salt to my food when bouillon is involved because I find it to be salty enough but if you are not a fan, you can replace the bouillon with 3/4 tbsp salt and use chicken/vegetable broth instead of water.

 

Freezing

 

This meal freezes well. You can either throw it in a Ziploc bag or an air-tight container and freeze it for up to 3 months. You can thaw it overnight in the fridge or defrost it in the microwave for 15 minutes then heat it on high for 2-4 minutes depending on the microwave.

 

What to serve with this dish

 

I enjoy this with rice but to make it complete, you can add baked chicken, turkey wings, sauteed kale or spinach or spinach.

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