Bombay Kidney Beans
A can of beans, a can of tomatoes, some Indian-style seasoning, serve over rice, and you've got yourself a quick and healthy vegetarian meal. Use the higher amount of spices if you like your food a bit spicier. Adapted from The Vegetarian Gourmet's Easy Low-Fat Favorites.
- Ready In:
- 1 (1 lb) can kidney bean, rinsed and drained (or use 2 cups cooked beans)
- 1 (1 lb) can tomatoes, chopped, undrained
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 -2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄8 - 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons water
- Combine beans, tomatoes, honey and seasonings in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and water so that cornstarch dissolves.
- Add to saucepan.
- Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until slighly thickened.
- Serve over rice.
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Excellent! I added the following private note to my saved copy:<br/><br/>1) Sautee 1 chopped onion and several cloves of minced garlic with spices before adding beans and tomatoes<br><br/>2) Double the rice and beans<br><br/>3) Triple spices and salt to taste<br><br/>4) Add 1/2 tsp of cayenne<br><br/>5) Reduce honey<br><br/>6) Add kale or other greens during the 10-minute simmer<br><br/>7) Dissolve 1/2 vegan bouillon cube AND a tsp of arrowroot in 1/2 C hot water and add it to the pot with the greens<br>Reply
I liked this, but I felt it needed something...not sure what. I used red beans instead of kidney - not sure if that was it or not. But, the husband liked them and my vegan daughter will like them, I am sure. I also started, as another reviewer did, with sauteed onion before adding the rest of the ingredients. I did not feel that this needed cornstarch, so I eliminated that step. Also did not use honey but used about a teaspoon of agave nectar.Reply
I sauteed 1/3 c. of chopped onion with 1/8 tsp. garlic powder before adding the other ingredients. I used one very large diced tomato instead of a can of tomatoes & I used only 1 tsp. of honey as I'm not a huge fan of it. This was so quick & easy to make & tasted great with the brown rice I made. Definitely a busy weeknight meal that will make a reappearance on my dinner table.1Reply