black beans curry, black beans indian recipe

Black beans are very healthy, delicious beans that are popular in Latin American cuisine. Black beans are very good source of high nutrients. Because of its dense, meaty flavor these beans can be made in several ways. I am going to share black bean curry recipe which is my family favorite. I do not prefer to soaking beans because when we soak beans, they loose their  color and nutrients . Black bean curry is very delicious, healthy and easy recipe even kids will like it. It goes very well with rice, roti, naan etc. So lets get started.


  • 1.5  cups Black Beans

  • 1   Large  Onion

  • 5-7  Garlic Cloves

  • 1  Inch Ginger Root

  • 2  Green Chillies

  • 3  Tomatoes

  • 1   Tsp  Turmeric Powder

  • 1/4  Tsp Red Chilly Powder

  • 1/2  Tsp Cumin Seeds

  • 1/4  Tsp Coriander Powder

  • 1/4  Tsp Garam Masala

  • 2  Tsp  Kasturi Methi

  • Oil For Cooking

  • Cilantro Leaves


Wash black beans thoroughly and put them in pressure cooker. Add 6-7 cups of water and close lid of pressure cooker. After one whistle cook them on low flame until fully cooked. It may not take longer than an hour. On other side grind tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Make a fine paste. In a pan heat oil. Add cumin seeds and when they crackle, add turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Stir well and add the paste in it.



Mix well and cook covered on low flame until masala started leaving oil. Stir occasionally to avoid burns. Add kasturi methi and mix it well in masala. Add garam masala and corriender powder in it . Stir well for 1 minute.



Now add  this prepared masala in cooked beans.



Garnish with coriander or cilantro leaves. Serve hot with roti, rice, naan.



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