Plant-Based Butter Bean and chickpea curry.

This flavour packed Plant-Based Butter Bean and Chickpea Curry is perfect served with brown rice and a green side salad. It’s very filling, and if you double the quantity you can freeze a portion or two for your own ready meal, or you can have it for lunch the following day.

It’s bursting with fibre from the butter beans and chick peas, for more on the importance of fibre, click here.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Plant-Based Butter Bean and Chickpea Curry

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • Food processor or hand bender
  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sharp paring knives
  • Measuring jug
  • Measuring spoons


  • 3 garlic cloves crushed then chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh root ginger grated
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli deseeded (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow or brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 400 g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g can chick peas in water, drained
  • 400 g can butter beans in water, drained
  • 3 tablespoons creamed coconut
  • 8 cavolo nero leaves washed and finely chopped
  • brown rice cooked as per packet instructions, amount as much as you want.


  • Place the ginger, garlic, red onion and chili into a food processor, or use a hand blender and blend them all together to form a paste.
  • Put two inches / 3cm of water into a large pot and add the paste. Cook over a medium heat for two minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add the rest of the spices and continue to stir for another two minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, butter beans and chickpeas. Stir together. If it's looking a bit thick, add some water to your preferred consistency. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the cavolo nero to the pot, stir and cook for a further five minutes. Serve with the brown rice and a green side salad.

If losing weight for your summer holidays is one of your goals, then consider following a whole food, plant-based diet and you’ll not only be able to eat delicious meals and snacks, but you won’t need to count calories or monitor your portions!

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