Asian Home Recipe

Dry Curried Beans Recipe

Ingredients :

250 g

2 teaspoons

1 1/2 tablespoons


2 cloves

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon



2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

Dried beans


Ghee or oil

Large onion, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Finely chopped fresh ginger

Ground turmeric

Garam masala

Large ripe tomatoes, chopped

Fresh green chilies, seeded and chopped

Chopped fresh mint

Lemon juice


Method :
  • Soak dried beans in plenty of cold water overnight.

  • Drain, rinse and put beans into a large saucepan with water to cover and 1 teaspoon salt.

  • Bring to the boil. cover and cook until tender.

  • Add more hot water during cooking if necessary.

  • Drain and reserve cooking liquid.

  • Heat ghee in large saucepan and gently fry the onions, garlic and ginger until soft and golden.

  • Then add turmeric, garam masala, tomatoes, chilies, mint, remaining teaspoon of salt and lemon juice.

  • Add the beans and stir well over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  • Add 1 cup reserved liquid, cover and cook over low heat until tomatoes and chilies are soft and the gravy thick.

  • Serve with rice or Indian breads as part of a vegetarian meal.


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