Vegetable cannellini curry

Get ready for a delicious creamy pinto bean coconut carrot curry… in a hurry! This beautiful curry is filled with the heart warming flavours of fresh ginger, garlic, tumeric, corriander, cumin, and the creaminess of coconut milk. This dish requires only 10 minutes of preparation time and a total of 30 minutes to make. 

Note: The curry leaves are eatible. 

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Preparation: In the sink, place the rice in a strainer and rinse it well. In a pot, add the brown rice, water (1 1/3 cup, 2 2/3 cups, 4 cups), salt (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) and stir. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium/low, cover and cook for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.


Prepare the vegetables: Wash and clean all produce. Dice the onion in 1 cm dice. Mince the garlic. Grate the fresh ginger. Peel and thinly slice the carrot  – 1/4 to 1/2 cm.


Start cooking the vegetables: In a large pot add the oil (1 tsp, 2 tsp, 3 tsp) and heat on medium/high heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrot and ginger to the pot. Stirring regularly, cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the onion is tender.


Roast the spices with the vegetables:  Add the creamy curry spice blend and salt (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) to the vegetables. Cook for 1 minute stirring regularly.


Finish the curry: Add the curry mix, coconut milk  and water (1 1/3 cup, 2 2/3 cups, 4 cups ) to the vegetables. In a strainer drain and rinse the pinto beans. Add the pinto beans to the curry. Stir to combine. Bring the curry to a low simmer and let simmer uncovered 15-20 minutes.


Serve: In individual bowls, place the  brown rice and curry.

Note: The curry leaves are eatible. 

Bon Appétit!



2 Portions

4 Portions

6 Portions

Brown Rice

140 gr

280 gr

420 gr


1 small

1 medium

1 large


3 clove

6 cloves

9 cloves

Fresh ginger

1/2 inch piece

1 inch piece

1 1/2 inch piece


200 gr

400 gr

600 gr

Creamy curry spice

25 gr

50 gr

75 gr

Pinto beans

200 gr

400 gr

600 gr

Curry mix

1/2 cup

1 cup

1 1/2 cup

Curry mix ingredients: Coconut mylk, tomato paste, cornstarch

Health Fact

Regina Naturopathic

Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath

Like all colourful vegetables, carrots are a gold mine of antioxidants such as carotenoids, polyphenols and vitamins. Beta-carotene in carrots helps protect vision (yes your grandmother was right!). A high intake of carotenoids has been linked with a significant decrease in post-menopausal breast cancer, as well as prostate cancer. 

Cooking with kids

Beyond Baby Nutrition

Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician

Cooking for kids?
Go easy on the creamy curry spice blend as some children may not be used to indian spice blends. 

Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4 & 5:

  • Roast the spices with the vegetables
  • Finish the curry

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Colour: White
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Region: Mosel, Germany
Colour: White

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Colour: White


Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

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