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Coconut Kidney Bean Curry

This Coconut Kidney Bean Curry is an easy, flavorful dinner to whip up on busy weeknights (we’re talking ready in under 15 minutes!)

Red curry in bowls on white background - This Coconut Kidney Bean Curry is an easy, flavorful dinner to whip up on busy weeknights!

We’re jumping right into our new spotlight ingredient this week, and it is…kidney beans! As far as legumes go, kidney beans don’t get all that much attention (especially when their brother is the way-popular cool kid, Chickpea). So this week is about to get real red beany, starting with this Coconut Kidney Bean Curry!

We love curry in our house (and make this Thai Coconut Curry all the time). But I wanted to create something that was stupid-easy. I’m talking 15 minutes, one pot, one eye on the stove (other eye on the TV), one brain cell. Stupid Easy. And so this curry came to be!

Red curry in bowls on white background - This Coconut Kidney Bean Curry is an easy, flavorful dinner to whip up on busy weeknights!

Here’s what you’ll need for this Coconut Kidney Bean Curry

  • Flavor Makers: Onion, garlic, ginger, and curry powder lay the base for this flavorful curry.
  • Crushed Tomatoes: We’re using a can of crushed tomatoes in lieu of fresh tomatoes because it’s a weeknight and dinner needs to happen now
  • Coconut Milk: Throw in a can of coconut milk for creamy goodness.
  • Kidney Beans: Kidney beans transform this humble soup into a meal in its own.
  • Cilantro: Finish with a liberal handful of fresh cilantro (can sub basil for the cilantro-haters out there).
Red curry in bowls on white background - This Coconut Kidney Bean Curry is an easy, flavorful dinner to whip up on busy weeknights!

Coconut Kidney Bean Curry

This Coconut Kidney Bean Curry is an easy, flavorful dinner to whip up on busy weeknights!
Course Main Dishes, Soups
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bean curry, coconut curry, curry
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 30 mL
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 15-oz can crushed tomatoes 425 g
  • 1 14-oz can coconut milk 400 g
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans drained, 425 g
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 15 g
  • To taste: salt, pepper, lime juice

Instructions

  1. The Flavor Makers: Heat oil in a large pot over medium/high. Add onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, and pepper flakes. Cook until onion softens, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. The Filler Uppers: Add crushed tomatoes, coconut milk, and kidney beans, bringing to a gentle simmer to warm everything.

  3. Serve: Stir in cilantro and finish with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice. Taste and add more seasonings as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Kidney Bean Curry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 20.5g 103%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Potassium 600mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 34.4g 11%
Dietary Fiber 12.1g 48%
Sugars 12.1g
Protein 10.6g 21%
Calcium 9%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy recipes like this Coconut Kidney Bean Curry possible! Be sure to snap a photo and tag #liveeatlearn on Instagram if you give it a try!

sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah! We’re working our way through the easy vegetarian kitchen, one ingredient at a time. Learn more and follow along!

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  1. Dan Miller says:

    This looks so good. Perfect winter warming food and so fast to make after work.

    1. Sarah says:

      Those were my thoughts exactly 😀 Would love to hear how it goes if you try it out!

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