Gently spiced with coriander, cumin, smoked paprika and healing turmeric, this creamy, vegan, Easy Three Bean Curry can be whipped up in 20 minutes and is delicious served with rice or roti.
Over the last week, spring sprung the heck out of Athens, GA, leaving us with summer-like temperatures!
Even though it's technically not summer yet, I figured temps in the 90s gave me the excuse to kick off summer early.
And, I decided to get my summer celebrations started by taking a much needed reprieve from juggling those web development courses I was taking.
Summer is for slowing down - right?
With studying, working and cooking, I felt I was constantly in the fast lane.
On a side note, people drive slower here in in this college town which has me feeling like I am that lead-footed freak that's enacting The Fast and The Furious every time I get behind my wheel.
But... I digress...
Let's get back to talking about slowing down...instead of speeding up...
Another part of slowing down has been adding a little spin to the meals I prepare.
I am not a huge fan of eating out so, instead of taking nights off of cooking and picking up takeout, I opt to cook half a meal, like I have done here.
In today's post, I cooked the creamy, vegan, Three Bean Curry you see here and instead of cooking the rice to go with it, I opted to heat up a packet of ready-to-serve rice.
Easy Tips To Make This Easy Three Bean Curry:
• I used canned chickpeas, kidney beans and black beans, but feel free to use your favorite variety of beans.
Also, if you chose to use dried beans, then make sure you rinse them, soak them and cook them until soft. Using dried beans will also add more time overall to how quickly you can have dinner on the table.
• I used coconut cream to make this curry luxuriously creamy, but, feel free to use half the amount of coconut milk and replace the other half with vegetable stock to make this less thick and creamy.
I have to add that I have found that not all canned coconut milk is the same. Some canned varieties are just more pulpy than others.
Unfortunately, these pulpy ones are just not great for a super creamy texture to a curry. After going through several varieties, my favorite that is consistently creamy is Chaokoh Coconut Milk ~ by the way, this part is not sponsored. I am not receiving any compensation for this comment, though I think I might need to buy stock in Chaokoh! 🙂
• I toasted the cumin and coriander before adding them to this dish as toasting the coriander and cumin intensifies their flavors as well as adds a nice shade of brown to this tomato-heavy curry.
Life can be hectic, but dinner with your family doesn't have to be.
So, here's hoping you get to slow down, skip the takeout and cook up half a delicious and easy meal tonight.
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