Thursday 6 May 2010

Five mixed bean curry.

Five mixed bean curry- A protein packed healthy and delicious curry made with an assortment of beans, cooked in a thick gravy. Beautifully spiced with an array of spices and a hint of garlic this dish is a perfect accompaniment to rice and rotis.


100 grams precooked cannelloni beans
100 grams precooked flageolet beans
100 grams precooked adzuki beans
100 grams precooked white chickpeas
100 grams precooked red kidney beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium tomatoes deseeded and blended.
1 teaspoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander for garnish
200ml water


1. Heat the oil in a pan, when hot add mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter.
2. Add the garlic and sauté. (Take care not to burn it)
3. Add blended tomatoes and tomato puree and sauté further.
4. Add the salt, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric and cook till spices blend in with tomatoes.
5. Add the precooked beans and water and simmer for 10 minutes till gravy thickens.
6. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve with hot rotis and rice.

NB-I used tinned precooked beans but you can soak dry beans over night and pressure cook them for recipe. Mixture of beans is personal preference.

You may like:
Broad bean curry.

Submitting to:
The well seasoned cook-MLLA 23


  1. with five healthy and very delicious one..good combo with rice n chapathi..good one

  2. What a good looking bean curry!

  3. Recipe is loaded with so many protins... nice one.

  4. thas a nice and healthy recipe...beans i love it...beautiful color..and veggie rice adds more color to the dish...yum yum..

  5. What are Adzuki beans? Dish is packed with Protein!Looks Yummy!

  6. It looks very yummy!!...will go good with rotis too!!

  7. Such a delicious mixed bean curry, looks fantastic,tempting and fully packed with proteins..beautiful dish!!

  8. easy bean curry!
    Loved the shrikhand too!

  9. Dear Nayna, The curry sounds delicious as well healthy..the click is too good..

  10. Great recipe.Love the colors and the clicks..Too good..

  11. simple and healthy...great one

  12. Simply superb !!! Wow what a combination. This is amazingly nutritious. Great idea dear.

  13. simple n healthy...loaded with proteins..nice.

  14. Super dish yaar..Love the colors !!!

  15. I used to dislike beans but ever since I have been trying to stay away from too much meat, I've been eating more beans - now I love them. So this curry is very appealing to me. :)

  16. Thats a protein rich yummy curry!!! I would love to have some with rice :)

  17. Wow this looks so yummy,just the right curry for phulkas and paratas..I am sure it goes well with rice too....Nice and healthy entry...

  18. wow !! 5 beans sure one of the healthiest curries...good one..

  19. Dear Nayana
    How are you? Here after a long time..and back home in India now.
    ( I was bit tired of addressing you as, and picked up your name from another comment above.)
    This dish looks really good..pre-cooking the beans will be tough but will try..I am bit sick of eating meat for last 3 months, and it will be a great dish for me.
    Have a nice weekend

  20. Mixed beans curry sounds very interesting..healthy combo..that's a great idea...

  21. Nayna,'

    Simple healthy energy packed five beans curry, awesome.

  22. Great combo, surely tasted yummy and healthy, nice pic too..

  23. Healthy dish and nice clicks

  24. Healthy, Colourful & yummy dish.. Nice pics too..

  25. very healthy and filling dish...looks very tasty too..thanks for sharing this wotnderful dish...

  26. great looking bean curry...good combo.

  27. Protein packed curry, looks delicious. Neat presentation.

  28. Delicious curry..Flageolet beans..whats the indian name for it.. i love the bowl..cute one..



  29. Very easy n healthy protein packed curry dear as u showed sure goes well with pulao..

  30. healthy dish looks delicious

  31. @ jyoti I am not sure of indian name for this bean but will find out soon and mail you.

  32. Very tempting spread..... Loved every bit of everything I saw & read.... Sure a treat to eyes & palate...... KUDOS!!!!


  33. Wow, all those beautiful beans sharing a bowl together. Looks so yummy!

    Thanks, Nayna, for your great MLLA recipe!

  34. The mixed bean curry looks yummy...and is nutritious too.
    Lovely pictures.

  35. So nutritious and yumm the last click a lot :-)

  36. Thank you for dropping by and following. You have a lovely space yourself. I'll be back for more.

  37. Very nutirtious dish.. Lovely blog!!!

  38. cute click..delicious healthy recipe

  39. Hi Nayna,
    How are you?
    This bowl is loaded with full of protein. Looks delicious and nice clicks too

    Hamaree Rasoi

  40. looks really good.. Very healthy and nutritious recipe....

  41. Very healthy and protein rich curry...looks yum :)

  42. This is such a healthy and tasty dish!


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