Soo this is my first blog post ever, and I wanted to show you something good, something that I really really like. That is why I’ve decided to share one of my favourite recipes, the Indian chilli beans recipe. To be honest, I just love everything with coconut milk and curry, so this recipe is just perfect for me. It is easy to make, and so flavourful, I just LOVE it!
2 cans of kidney beans (2x255gr)
1 can of coconut milk
1 can of tomato concentrate (140gr)
1 bell pepper
2 medium carrots
2 cm fresh ginger
a handful of cashews
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbs madras curry
1 ts turmeric
1 ts dry coriander (of course it is better with fresh coriander, but I had only dry coriander at home)
salt and pepper
First things first, I pour some water into a non-stick pan, and add the chopped onion, and the sliced garlic cloves and ginger. Having a non-stick pan is key, because if you have one, you do not have to use oil* and you can make your vegan meal even more healthier. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then add the chopped bell pepper and carrot, and cook until soft. When everything is soft, I add the tomato concentrate and the spices, and finally the coconut milk. At this point the chili beans starts to smell amazing! Finally, I add the beans. If I used canned ones, I just pour down the water and add the beans, but if I use dry beans, I cook it well before.
At this point, is only takes a couple more minutes and stirs before it’s done. I usually serve it with rice or baked potatoes and add some roasted cashews, some parsley or coriander on top (depending on what I have at home) but it is really delish with some cashew sour cream as well!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
* If you wanna learn some more about oil, and why you should avoid it, check Mic the Vegan on Youtbe. His claims are based on scientific proofs and are super educational, especially if you've just gone vegan, or planning to do so.
His video about oil: