Zanzibari Beans With Coconut and Cilantro

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Zurie

POSTED FOR ZWT 4. A vegetarian main dish from Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania. I am uncertain about cooking and prep times!! The recipe was written down by Troth Well. It is served with vegetables and rice, sometimes with Jollof Rice. As usual I had to guess prep times and did not include the possible preparation of the black-eyed peas (or beans).

Top Review by superblondieno2

this was different from anything i have ever eaten before. the mix of the spices, heat, and sweet coconut was actually very good! i used canned peas and served with lettuce. made for zwt4

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil and sizzle the garlic and chilli powder for half a minute.
  2. Next, add the cumin, coriander, turmeric and cilantro. Cook another minute or so, stirring often.
  3. Add the coconut and fold it into the mixture. Add the cooked beans and potatoes.
  4. Season, and add the lemon or lime juice. Cook gently for about 10 minutes until everything is blended together.
  5. This is served with green vegetables and rice.

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