Black Bean Curry

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Black Bean curry

Black Bean curry with aromatic spices is a simple flavorful curry. Dry roasted spices adds a distinctive flavor. Black Bean curry complements well for Rice as well as chappatis or for a twist top it up with finely cut onions and sev for a chat item. Black Bean curry with Chappatis ~A decent dinner to have on a warm day like the one we are having today.
List of ingredients :
  1. 4 cups black beans ( soaked and pressure cooked or canned ).
  2. ½ cup chopped onion
  3. 1 ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  4. 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
  5. ½ teaspoon fenugeek
  6. ½ teaspoon fennel seeds/ sombu
  7. ½ inch piece cinnamon
  8. 1 ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  9. 1 ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  10. ½ teaspoon turmeric
  11. 1 teaspoon mustard
  12. 1 tablespoon fresh grated coconut ( optional )
  13. few curry leaves
  14. Salt to taste.
  15. 2 tablespoon oil
  1. In a kadai/pan, fry the coriander seeds, fennel/sombu, cumin, cinnamon and fenugreek until they pop. Remove and dry grind. Keep aside .
  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a kadai/pan. Add mustard, curry leaves and allow to splutter and fry the onions till translucent.
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric, salt and the ground masala. Sauté well and add the beans.
  4. Cook on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Add fresh grated coconut ( optional ). Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Serve with rice, chappati or puris with finely cut onions and lime wedges.


  1. yummy looks so yum.. and loved ur photos

  2. I want to grab that last plate from my screen.
    Looks so yummy delicious.

  3. You are enjoying a warm day and I am envious.
    Black beans are so tasty and flavorful and the platter very inviting.

  4. This is so cool. YUM!. Sound so healthy. The picture is so tempting. Lovely recipe....

  5. yummy looking sabzi - the picture is drool-worthy!

  6. Cilantro, I like the different spices used in the recipe. I think you have missed on the mustard and fenugreek. Please update.

  7. Thanks Pavithra, for letting me know. I have updated now.

  8. looks yummy but I didn't like the taste at all..

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