We recommend serving this delicious curry with rice, bread or naan.
We also love to bring it to the table with cooked veggies or greens, such as steamed broccoli or wilted spinach.
The curry is rich, fragrant and gently spiced with a host of colourful toppings.
- If you’d prefer not to use butter beans, you can switch these for tinned chickpeas instead.
- Leftovers will keep well in an airtight container. You can store them in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
- We use an oat-based yoghurt, which has a slightly tangy flavour. You can also use coconut-based or soy-based yoghurts, however these tend to be sweeter so we’d suggest giving the curry a taste before adding the maple syrup, which might not be necessary.
Butter Bean Curry
- 1 red onion
- 1 lime
- 1 red chilli
- coconut oil
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled + finely chopped
- 1 thumb of fresh ginger, peeled + finely chopped
- 1 tbsp medium curry powder
- 1 x 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
- 2 x 400 g tins of butter beans, drained
- 3 tbsp vegan yoghurt, plus extra for topping (we use oat)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 handful of fresh coriander
- nigella seeds, for topping
- Thinly slice 1/4 of the red onion and add it to a bowl. Add the juice from half of the lime and a pinch of salt, give it a stir, then set aside to pickle.
- Finely chop the remaining red onion and half of the red chilli. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to a casserole pot or large pan on a medium heat, then add the cumin seeds and cook for 1 minute to lightly toast the seeds.
- Next add the chopped red onion and red chilli, along with the garlic and ginger. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the onion is nicely caramelised.
- Stir in the curry powder and cook for a minute. Next add the tinned tomatoes, then fill a quarter of the empty tin with water and swirl it around to collect any leftover tomato juices, before pouring the water into the pot, followed by the butter beans and a generous pinch of salt. Stir, then cover with a lid and cook for 25-30 minutes or until it has thickened.
- Finally, stir in the yoghurt, maple syrup and the juice from the remaining half of lime. Give the curry a stir and season with extra salt, if necessary, then cook for another 2-3 minutes before removing from the heat.
- Slice the remaining half of red chilli, then use it to top the curry along with some more yoghurt, the coriander, pickled red onion and nigella seeds. We love to serve with cooked rice and warm bread or naan. Yum!