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Sugar Bean Curry as Braai Accompaniment

Sugar Bean Curry & Flame Grilled Steak

Us South African’s sure love to braai & us Durbanite’s sure love our curry – why not combine the two.

Here is the recipe for the sugar beans. It is not complicated at all, due to the all-in-one Masala.
Everybody has their own recipe for beans, but this is how I cooked this specific dish.

The steak … well that is a different story, as we all have our preferences. This one was just done for 3 mins on each side on the gas grill.

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Sugar Bean Curry as Braai Accompaniment

  • Author: Editor
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Curry
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 23 Cups Sugar Beans
  • 3 Medium Onions (Finely Sliced)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons of Garlic & Ginger
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Durban Curry Lovers – All in One Durban Masala
  • Curry Leaves
  • Dhania
  • 3 Potatoes (Quartered. To get a lovely yellow colour, place in a bowl and in a few drops of egg yellow)
  • Salt to Taste


  • Rinse well and soak your sugar beans overnight
  • Simmer in clean water until soft. Set aside & RETAIN THE WATER.
  • Cover the base of your pot in oil
  • Fry your onions
  • Add your garlic & ginger and fry until soft
  • 4 Tablespoons of Durban Curry Lovers – All in One Durban Curry Masala
  • Fry the Masala with the onions, taking care not to burn the masala. (add water to loosen, if required)
  • Add tin of chopped tomatoes, simmer until soft
  • Add 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Use the tomato tin and add 2 tins of the water from the beans
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the content are all soft
  • Add your potatoes and simmer until half done
  • Add curry leaves
  • Add your beans and more of the bean water, until you get to the required consistency
  • Simmer for 20 mins and then add salt
  • Simmer for another mins or until all the contents are soft and you have a nice thick gravy.
  • Test for salt
  • Garnish with dhania

Keywords: sugar beans, red speckled beans, curry

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