Chicken and baked bean curry are so easy to make

Chicken and baked bean curry are so easy to make

4 – 6
50 minutes
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My favourite oupa, Mr Clive Joshua, loves it when I make him this dish. He always tells me that whatever is left from supper I must put away for breakfast. Yes, indeed… for breakfast. And when I get unexpected visitors, it’s a lifesaver! This curry is so easy to make and in no time the food is done and ready to serve.


1 T olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
4 curry leaves
1 bay leaf
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cardamom pods
1 t fennel seeds
1 t crushed chillies
2 – 3 t grated garlic and ginger mixture
1 t turmeric
3 T masala (or to your taste)
8 pieces of chicken
1 t salt
1 t brown vinegar
2 x 410 g cans of baked beans
¼ cup freshly chopped coriander


1. Heat the oil in a large pot on medium heat, then add the onions, curry leaves, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, fennel seeds and chilli flakes and fry until the onions are lightly golden brown. Add the garlic and ginger and stir. Add a little water to the onion mixture and let it cook for about 10 – 15 minutes.

2. Add the turmeric and masala and stir. Add a little water and let it braise for about 8 minutes, as you want the spices to cook through.

3. Add the chicken and season with salt. Add 250 ml (1 cup) water and let it cook for 10 – 15 minutes.

4. Add the vinegar and baked beans and another 250 ml (1 cup) water. Cook on low-medium heat for about 20 – 25 minutes. Add the coriander and stir. Serve with white rice.