Quick bean and vegetable curry

Quick bean and vegetable curry


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About this recipe: Serve with Indian naan bread or flatbread (chapatti).

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Serves: 6 

  • 2 large potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 large carrots cut into small cubes
  • 50g (2 oz) frozen corn
  • 50g (2 oz) frozen peas
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 75ml (5 tablespoons) water, or as needed
  • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (400g) tin coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder (depending on taste)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • salt to taste

Prep:12min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:37min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the carrots and potato; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until edible but not mushy. Add the peas and corn to the boiling water in the final minute. Drain.
  2. While the vegetables are boiling, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until the onions have become translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes to the onions and the water. Season with turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander powder, mustard seeds and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired, especially the salt.
  3. Mix in the vegetables and increase the heat to high. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 7 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and cook for 3 minutes ensuring the milk doesn’t curdle.
  4. Add the spices and stir well, making sure it is to your taste (this is especially important regarding the salt).

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Reviews (7)


I am a complete beginner but this was really easy. Came out yummy. I forgot to put in the kidney beans or chick-peas (they were in the ingredients list but were missing from the preparation method, so i overlooked them!), so i ended up having it with rice on the side, but it was yummy. I would say easy on the coconut milk, one tin was way too much for us, I only used about 4 dessert spoon full! But that is really a matter of taste. Also I think it could do with 2 tins of chopped tomatoes rather than 1, but again that could just be a matter of taste and how you like your curry's consistency. Enjoy ! x - 07 Jun 2010


Altered ingredient amounts. I didn't put in the carrots, peas or corn - I prefer to eat a curry without them in it. - 02 Sep 2008


This was ok - quick, easy and nutritious - but I've become too accustomed to curries with garlic and/or garam masala so it tasted a wee bit bland to me. Could be good for people who don't like strongly-flavoured foods, but I probably won't make it again. - 21 Mar 2012

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