Double Beans Masala

double beans tomato masala gravy sabzi

Have you ever left a thing for so long that you totally forget about it and then one sudden day it suddenly pop's back into your mind and then just won't let go? Long long question there. I'm usually like that around washed clothes. I absolutely dislike folding laundry and will procrastinate it until I can.

This Double Beans Masala recipe is exactly like that "IT" for me. I made it looong back in March. I made it, I clicked photos and I noted down the recipe diligently and I left it in drafts for 2 whole months. I cooked something else, and blogged about them and somehow this Double Beans Masala just sat there sadly in the "Drafts" folder of Blogger.

double beans tomato masala gravy sabzi

Today, I finally decided it's high time I empty out my drafts. I need to get those 15 recipes out to the world.

I'm not sure if these beans are really double beans. I googled "Pink double beans" and what ended up in the image results looked exactly like what I had. So I guess it is just a variety of double beans.

This Double Beans Masala recipe is very versatile. It is basically beans cooked in a masala gravy. You can adapt it to any beans you have available - use chickpeas, pinto beans, black eyed peas, it will end up being just as delicious.

The beans are just one part of the curry, the masala gravy is the other. This is a very standard Indian masala gravy made with the basic - onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and some spices. Just puree the onions and tomatoes, fry them up and allow it to cook on low flame. Add the spices and VOILA, your masala gravy is ready. Add anything you like to it - beans, peas, paneer, tofu

double beans tomato masala gravy sabzi

The Kitchen King masala is a magic spice blend available in the market. It is my absolute FAVORITE spice blend or masala powder for the time being. I use it in anything and everything. I was never a big fan of Garam Masala and am soooo happy to have found this Kitchen King masala. I highly recommend it, but if you cannot find it, add Garam Masala, it goes just as well.

This curry taste best with any kind of bread - chapati, roti, naan or just plain old white bread. But you can have it with rice as well. Just add more water to loosen it.

double beans tomato masala gravy sabzi

Double Beans Masala

double beans tomato masala gravy sabziDouble Beans Masala is a semi dry curry made using fresh double beans, basic Indian spices and fresh tomatoes. Vegan and Gluten free.

Recipe Type:  Side
Cuisine:         Indian
Prep Time:    15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Yield:             Serves 2


1 cup of fresh Double Beans
1 Onion
1 Tomato
1-2 Garlic cloves
1/2" piece of Ginger
1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp of Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp of Kitchen King Masala or Garam Masala
3 tsp of Oil
Salt to taste
A handful of fresh Coriander leaves


Pressure cook the double beans with 1 cup of water and 1/2 tsp of salt until it is done. It takes only 1-2 whistles or around 5 minutes. Overcooking will make the double beans mushy.
Grind together the onion, tomato, ginger and garlic into a fine puree. Add a little water if needed.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
Once they brown, add the onion-tomato puree and fry on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
Add all the spices and double beans and mix well.
Add salt.
Add water to achieve the desired consistency.
Allow the beans to cook with the masala for 3-5 minutes on low heat.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve with rotis.

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