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Sugar Beans Dhal Recipe

sugar beans dhal recipe
Sugar Beans Dhal

Sugar Beans Dhal Recipe

Thanks to Rajashree B for sharing her recipe.

  • Author: Rajashree B
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Vegetarian Curry
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 cans of Saikav sugar beans (from Gorimas/ Checkers) or soak and boil your own. 
  • 1 thinly sliced medium onion
  • 1 small chopped tomato
  • 1/2 green pepper cut into strips (optional) 
  • 3 green chillies sliced lengthwise 
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1tspn chilli powder
  • 1/2 tspn jeera powder
  • 1/2 tspn dhania powder
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric powder


  1. Place all ingredients in a pot, (beans with brine) add 2 to 3 cups of water and let it boil gently, without lid on. 
  2. For braising
  3. In a small frying pan/pot, add 3  tblspns of margarine, 2 tspns of jeera seeds, and a small sliced onion, fry until translucent.
  4. When all dhall ingredients are soft and dhall starts to thicken, add the braised onions and jeera mixture to the dhall, switch stove off, leave the pot on it and cover pot with its lid to allow the flavour to infuse. Serve with starch of choice.


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Keywords: Sugar Beans, Dhal, Vegetarian

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