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Lentil and Red Kidney Bean Curry



  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of yellow split peas, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1cm
  • 2 cups of water, chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh coriander leaves, to serve
  • rice or couscous, to serve
  • natural greek yoghurt, to serve (optional)


  1. In a medium-size pot, heat oil on medium heat and cook onion for around 5-10 minutes until lightly golden.
  2. Stir in yellow split peas, stock, spices, garlic and tomato paste. Cover with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes. Stirring occasionally and adding more stock or water if needed.
  3. Add kidney beans and green beans and simmer for a further 20-30 minutes, until cooked, stirring every now and then. Around 5 minutes before it’s cooked add the coconut cream. Serve in curry pots with couscous or rice. Garish with coriander leaves and a drizzle of natural greek yoghurt or coconut cream.


Author: Rachael Hyland -

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