A Hearty Warm Dinner: African Beans

Nourish yourself with this hearty recipe for African Beans – a classic favourite in the Mana Kitchen and a personal favourite of Sarah, our centre manager.


1 cup cooked white beans;

1 large onion, chopped;

2 cloves of garlic, crushed;

thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated;

a little oil for frying;

400gm tin of chopped tomatoes;

3 cups coconut milk;

1 tbsp each curry powder and paprika;

1 tsp each cinnamon, dried basil, cumin; dash cayenne pepper;

freshly ground sea salt and pepper to taste.



Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in oil until soft.

Add spices and sauté a few more minutes.

Mix in tomatoes, coconut milk and beans, then add basil, salt and pepper, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Great swerved with rice, millet or quinoa or a root vegetable mash with garlic and olive oil. It’s vegan and gluten free and serves 4-6.


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