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Curried Roman Beans

Roman beans, also known as cranberry or borlotti beans, are meaty and filling. They are perfect for a quick and easy vegan main course, such as this delicious curried dish!

Serves 4-5.


  • 2 (15 oz) cans Roman beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1 1/2 c coconut milk
  • 3 c hot cooked rice
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1/4 c nuts
  • 1/4 c raisins


  1. Rinse and drain beans; set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2-quart or larger pot, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add onions and sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in curry powder, coriander, turmeric and salt for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and drained beans. Bring to boil on medium. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Serve hot on beds of rice. Place slices of lemons on the sides. Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.

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