Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Recently enjoyed my first meal at a local South African restaurant here in Brooklyn. There we enjoyed this fabulous side dish - a spicy revamped rendition of baked beans. Of course, this sent me in search of a recipe to prepare at home. Found this one on the Internet and plan to try it soon. The original called for three times the amount of oil but I plan to make it as presented.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry ginger, garlic, chillis, onions in the oil.
  2. Add the leaf masala or curry powder of your choice.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add peppers and carrots and cook for 10 minutes. Add baked beans and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add coriander. Check seasoning. Serve with whatever you want, hot or cold.
Most Helpful

This is a FABULOUS recipe Toni - my mum in particular LOVED this, she is a vegetarian and has copied this recipe! I will not pretend that it does take some time to prepare all the vegetables, but the result was amazing - and mum and I had a bottle of wine to keep us company! We lived in Africa for many years and were thrilled to stumble across this VERY authentic African bean recipe - thanks so much! I used olive oil instead of rape/canola oil - everything else was as posted. Made for ZWT4 - photos to follow, still on my camera! Thanks Toni-kins! FT:-)

French Tart July 01, 2008

Did tone this down a bit by using the mildest chili pepper I could find, but other than that, all the ingredients were used as listed! Served it with a South American chicken dish I'd prepared & it was a success! Really enjoyed this flavorful bean dish! [Made & reviewed while on tour in Africa with the Zaar World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike June 27, 2008

123 Hit Wonders 2007 ~ We really enjoyed this! Used garam masala in place of masala leaves, used a green pepper only and a red onion. I also fried the peppers with the onions so that they would be cooked properly. The small amount of peppers adds a nice little zing! A very colourful dish with wonderful flavors. Served with Amish Baked Chicken and Cheesy Orzo. Thanks toni!

CulinaryQueen October 11, 2007