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Recipes with Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Root Your Health Perth - Mexican Bean Curry

Mexican Bean Curry

Root Your Health Logo Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Perth




10 min

35 min



Curry Paste

1 tbsp Olive oil

2 clove garlic minced

1 tsp grated fresh ginger/1 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp Amba sauce

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp Garam masala

½ tsp Salt and pepper


½ Onion finely chopped

1 Can tomato puree

1 cup Hot water

1  Small eggplant

1 Can red kidney or black beans

2 Medium potatoes quartered

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 can Crushed tomatoes

1  cup Brown rice

1 cup Fresh chopped parsley

1 sliced banana

Tomato salsa

1 cup Diced tomatoes

½ Onion sliced

½ lemon juice

Pinch of salt and pepper

1 tbsp Zhug

¼ Cucumber diced


  1. In a medium sized pot add rice and 2 cups of water, bring to a boil without lid, once boiling turn down heat put on lid and simmer for 10-15 min until water has disappeared.
  2. Mix all curry paste ingredients together and put aside.
  3. Heat up a large pot over medium heat and add 2 tbsp of olive and sauté onions until translucent. Add potatoes and eggplant cook for ± 3 min.
  4. Add curry paste and cook for 2 min.
  5. Add tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, beans and water while stirring, cover with lid and simmer for 30 minutes on a medium heat.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes until potatoes have softened. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5-10 before serving.
  7. To make tomato salsa mix finely chop tomatoes, onions, cucumber and season with zhug, lemon juice, salt and pepper or place everything in a blender and blitz for a few seconds.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley, sliced banana and fresh tomato salsa.
  9. Serve hot with cooked brown rice, nachos or flat bread with a serving portion of hummus.


This dish can be a side dish to accompany vegan friendly nachos. Works well in as a filling for burritos and Mexican bean taco’s.


Yalla Bala condiments used: Amba and zhug, hummus with flat-bread.

Recipes with

Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Root Your Health Perth Signature