Pea and French bean curry recipe

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Pea and French bean curry

  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Cooking Time30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories317 Kcal16%
Fat27 g39%

A creamy dish flavoured with fresh coriander - a taste of western India!


  • 250g French beans, trimmed250g frozen petit pois, defrosted

For the spice paste:

  • 5tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1/2tsp tumeric
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander

For the veg sauce:

  • 2tbsp sunflower, oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2tsp sea salt
  • 150ml double cream
  • Juice 1/2 lime




  1. Place the spice paste ingredients in a food blender, whiz to a paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and salt and cook for 8 mins untill softened and lightly coloured. Add the spice paste and fry over a gentle heat for 2-3 mins.
  3. Add the beans and 200ml water, simmer for 5 mins until the beans are just tender. Add the peas and cream; cook for 5 mins until sauce has thickened. Squeeze over the lime, check the seasoning and serve.

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