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5 from 3 votes
White Bean Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 30 mins

A super easy Indian style white bean curry cooked in a pressure cooker! This delicious curry goes really well with chapathis or rice. You can even enjoy it with bread or just plain as it is!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: White Beans
Servings: 4
Author: Shireen Sequeira
  • 1 cup dried white beans
  • 1 medium sized onion finely sliced
  • 2-3 fat cloves of garlic sliced horizontally
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 medium tomato roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • oil for frying
  • Chopped coriander to garnish
  1. Wash and soak the white beans in plenty of water for at least 6-8 hours, overnight is best. Then discard the water and rinse once. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onion till golden brown. Then add the sliced garlic and fry for a few seconds before adding the chopped ginger. Let it sizzle before adding the chopped tomato. Fry everything till the tomato turns mushy. Sprinkle some salt to speed up this process
  3. Reduce the heat and add the chilli powder, turmeric powder & the chaat masala and fry everything well. Add the rinsed white beans and enough water to cover them. Add salt to tase
  4. Pressure cook for about 7-8 whistles or till tender but not too mushy. Turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker cool down to room temperature.
  5. Open the pressure cooker and stir once. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve piping hot with chapathis or rice