Monday, May 18, 2020

Kale and Navy Beans Curry

Have you ever wondered how easy some of the recipes become keepers and becomes a comforting meal? Well, this kale and beans curry is one among those. It is very delicious and nutritious. This is easy to prepare for dinner or lunch, and it's fancy enough to serve to guests. This amazing curry (which can be a soup too) is packed with proteins from the beans, and nutrition from the green leafy kale, make it a complete meal to serve along with rice or bread. Moreover, this curry is VEGAN. It is made with simple ingredients which make it perfect for any meal. Try and let me know your comments. I know you'll agree with me.


Navy Beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 cup, chopped
Kale - 3 cups, chopped
Sambhar / curry powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
Tomato - 2 or 3 tomatoes depending on size (puree to get 1 cup)
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 to 4 cups

To Season

Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Serrano chilli - 1, slit and cut in half
Ginger - 1 tsp, minced
Garlic - 1 tsp, minced


Soak the navy beans overnight. Drain, wash and cook for 2 whistles in a pressure cooker with three cups water.

Heat oil in a pan, add the seasonings. Then add onions and saute till they are translucent. Add kale saute for 3 min more.

Add 1 cup  tomato puree and cook for a couple of minutes. Add all the spice powders and salt. Mix and cook for 3-5 min.

Add the beans with water. Cook for 5 min.

Add 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water. Adjust consistency and check for salt. Simmer for 3 min.

Serve hot with rice.

Raita or yogurt makes it complete and tastes great with the rice and curry. I love raita with anything:-)


Cinnamon (1 in piece) and a star anise can be added to the seasoning and it adds a lot of flavor to the curry.

Canned beans can also be used.
The beans can be cooked on stove top too. It may take a longer time.

Any other bean can also be substituted.

Curry powder can be used in the place of sambhar powder.

Adjust the spiciness according to your chilli or cayenne powder.

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