Cheat’s Butter Bean Curry

Who doesn’t like a quick and easy recipe?  This is actually so easy, it feels strange to do a blog post about it.  But, because of my own short attention span, I am recording this for my reference.  I will definitely make it again, it is so good!  I also do understand the complexities of calling this dish a ‘curry’, but bare with me.


1 medium onion

A splash of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic and ginger paste

1 teaspoon mild curry powder (if you have more fiery taste, you’re welcome to use a stronger curry mix)

1 tin butter beans (don’t drain)

1 tin Indian Style tomatoes (I used the one from Woolworths)












Putting it all together
  • On medium heat, fry onions in olive oil until soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and ginger paste and curry powder, be careful not to burn the spices.
  • Add in the butter beans plus the canned liquid. Keep cooking for a minute of so.
  • Stir in the tomatoes.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer to reduce and thicken a bit.

Butterbean Curry














  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with basmati rice or naan.

And that is seriously it!  This quick meal should take about 25 minutes to prepare.

Serves 2. 

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