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Broad Bean Curry Recipe

broad bean curry recipe
broad bean curry recipe
Broad Bean Curry by Kubeshniee G

Broad Bean Curry Recipe

Broad beans have a long tradition of cultivation in Old World agriculture, being among the most ancient plants in cultivation and also among the easiest to grow. Along with lentils, peas, and chickpeas, they are believed to have become part of the eastern Mediterranean diet around 6000 BC or earlier.  (wiki)

Durban Curry Lovers Member, Kubeshniee G, shares her recipe to this absolutely delicious broad bean curry – and it sure was a hit amongst the members.

  • Author: Kubeshniee G
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Durban Curry
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 2 cups beans boil with turmeric powder and salt to taste
  • 4 potatoes cut in halves
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bayleaves 1 star aniseed
  • 1 tsp ginger and garlic
  • 2 Stems curry leaves
  • 2 jam tomatoes cut fine
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 heaped tbsp Masala (2 Kashmiri masala 1 kashmiri chilli powder and one rombo Rossi)
  • 1/2 tsp dynia and jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp soomph powder
  • 1/2 tsp garamasala.
  • 4 to 5 greenchillies which is optional depending on how hot you want your curry 


  1. In a pot add oil and fry onions with whole spices till golden brown
  2. Add the ginger garlic
  3. Add tomatoes, curry leaves, green chillies and all the ground spices besides the garam masala
  4. Braise for a minute then add potatoes and salt to taste.
  5. Add a little water and cook half way.
  6. Add the beans and stir sprinkle with garam masala and cook on medium till potatoes are done
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander
  8. Serve with rice, slices of fresh bread, with roti, a bunny chow or however makes you happy.


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4 Bean Curry as Accompaniment or Starter

4 bean curry recipe
4 bean curry recipe
Tinned 4 Bean Curry

My lovely wife and I knocked this 4 bean curry together in 15 mins, whilst we were busy cooking Sunday lunch. It was supposed to be an accompaniment, but we ended up eating it with fresh bread and butter, as a starter whilst we were cooking. This is what life is about.


  • 1 Can of 4 Bean mix
  • 1 Med-Large Onion
  • 50 – 100g Tomato Paste (to your preference. Can use fresh tomato or even both together.)
  • Fresh Chillies
  • Fresh Dhania
  • Blob of butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Gorimas Extra Special Durban Masala
  • 2 Teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Fenugreek Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • Garlic & Ginger to taste
  • Curry Leaves

1. Gently heat your oil & add your mustard seeds, garam masala & fenugreek powder. (make sure not to burn)
2. Add your onion, stir & then your garlic & ginger paste & saute until soft.
3. Add your Masala/Curry Powder and saute until fragrant (make sure not to burn)
4. Add your Tomato or Grated Fresh Tomatoes or even a mix of both and saute until the tomatoes have melted and you have a rich gravy. (add water as required, if the gravy starts to stick or is too dry)
5. Add Curry Leaves & Salt
6. Add your can of Beans, gently mix, reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins
7. Garnish with dhania leaves (corriander)
8. Ready to serve.