Masala Beans
Masala Beans
5 from 1 vote
Spice up your meal with this flavorful dish bursting with aromatic spices and rich flavors. This recipe showcases a symphony of earthy tones, creating a hearty and satisfying experience. Give your taste buds a treat with this delicious blend of seasonings and beans.
Masala Beans

Masala beans, a delectable and savory dish that has been enjoyed for generations, is a staple in Indian cuisine. The recipe for masala beans dates back centuries, with its origins rooted in the rich culinary traditions of India.

This flavorful dish is known for its robust blend of spices and aromatic ingredients, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the taste buds.

The preparation of masala beans can be a bit challenging for novice cooks, as it requires precision and patience to achieve the perfect balance of flavors. However, with a little practice and attention to detail, anyone can master the art of making this mouthwatering dish.

The secret to a delicious batch of masala beans lies in the careful selection of spices and ingredients, such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and ginger. These spices not only add depth and complexity to the dish but also contribute to its overall health benefits.


Baked Beans: Baked beans are a popular dish made from navy beans, also known as haricot beans, that have been baked or stewed in a sweet and savory tomato sauce. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and various nutrients.

Oil: Oil is used for cooking and adding flavor to dishes. It helps to prevent ingredients from sticking to the pan and adds richness to the final dish.

Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds are small elongated seeds with a slightly bitter taste and a warm, earthy aroma. They are commonly used in Indian and Mexican cuisine for flavoring and seasoning dishes.

Onion: Onions are vegetables that add a sweet and tangy flavor to dishes when cooked. They are a common ingredient in many cuisines and add depth and complexity to the overall flavor profile of a dish.

Garam Masala: Garam masala is a blend of ground spices commonly used in Indian cooking. It typically includes cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, and other spices, adding warmth and depth of flavor to dishes.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder is a bright yellow spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. It has a warm, peppery flavor and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and vibrant color.

Green Chilli: Green chillies are small spicy peppers that add heat and flavor to dishes. They are commonly used in Indian, Thai, and Mexican cooking to add a fiery kick to recipes.

Coriander: Coriander, also known as cilantro, is an herb with a bright, citrusy flavor. It adds freshness and a pop of color to dishes, making it a popular garnish in many cuisines.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

To serve masala beans, you can pair them with steamed rice or hot roti for a simple and satisfying meal. Alternatively, you can spoon the masala beans over a bed of fluffy quinoa or couscous for a wholesome vegetarian dish. For a heartier meal, consider serving the masala beans alongside grilled chicken or fish.

  • For a creamy twist, stir in a dollop of coconut milk or cream towards the end of cooking to add richness to the dish.
  • Add a handful of fresh spinach or kale to the masala beans for added nutrition and color.
  • Sprinkle some chopped fresh cilantro or mint on top before serving for a burst of fresh flavor.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of green chili or add a pinch of red chili powder.
  • For a tangy twist, squeeze some lemon or lime juice over the masala beans before serving.
  • To make the dish more filling, toss in some cubed potatoes or carrots along with the beans.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Masala Beans?

Masala beans are a flavorful and spicy Indian dish made with a combination of kidney beans, various spices, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.

How are Masala Beans typically served?

Masala beans are typically served as a main dish with rice, naan bread, or roti. They can also be enjoyed as a side dish with other Indian curries.

Are Masala Beans spicy?

Yes, masala beans are typically spicy due to the use of various Indian spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and red chili powder. However, the level of spiciness can be adjusted to suit your personal preference.

Can Masala Beans be made vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, Masala Beans can easily be made vegetarian or vegan by omitting any animal products such as ghee or cream, and ensuring that all ingredients are plant-based.

How long do Masala Beans last in the refrigerator?

Masala Beans can last in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days when stored in an airtight container. It is recommended to reheat the beans thoroughly before consuming.

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Masala Beans

Masala Beans

by Nabeela Kauser
Spice up your meal with this flavorful dish bursting with aromatic spices and rich flavors. This recipe showcases a symphony of earthy tones, creating a hearty and satisfying experience. Give your taste buds a treat with this delicious blend of seasonings and beans.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Sides
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 155 kcal


  • 400 g Baked Beans
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds jeera
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Coriander


  • Place a skillet or pan over medium heat and add the oil. Let it heat up for a minute.
  • Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds to it. Let them splutter and release their aroma, which should take about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Add the finely chopped onions to the pan. Sauté them until they turn translucent and start to brown slightly. This should take around 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the onions are cooked, add garam masala, turmeric powder and green chillies to the pan. Mix well with the onions and cook for another 3-4 minutes to allow the spices to release their flavours.
  • Now, add the baked beans to the pan. Stir well to combine the beans with the onion and spice mixture and bring to a gentle simmer
  • Once the beans are heated through and flavoured with the spices, add the freshly chopped coriander leaves and cook for another minute to allow the beans to absorb the flavours.
  • Masala beans are best served hot. You can serve them as a side dish with rice, roti, or bread of your choice. Enjoy your flavourful masala beans!



You can adjust the spice levels according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of green chilli or garam masala used.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 454mgPotassium: 364mgFibre: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Baked Beans, Breakfast, Cooking, Desi Breakfast, Food, Masala, Masala Beans, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian
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