Indian Style Bean Curry

This hearty Indian style bean curry is full of flavor and packs a punch. Because of its simple ingredients this dish is filling and is easy to modify if you are following the Daniel Fast.


This one-pot meal is easy to whip up and great to make in large batches. You can meal prep it for the week, make for your whole family for dinner, and even freeze some to eat at a later time.


Recipe Creator: Move & Munch

Yields: About 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes



  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • half a large onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic (or 5 gloves minced)
  • 4 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 cans of beans of your choice (chickpeas, black beans, red beans, white beans, black eyed pease, etc) Use 1 can of each.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies or 3 cups (try to use small vegetables like peas, carrots, cut string beans, corn, etc. Using things like broccoli or cauliflower can make more bulky)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 coconut sugar or brown sugar (If you are following the Daniel Fast, skip this ingredient)


  1. In a large sauce pan heat your olive oil.
  2. Add your diced onions and garlic, cook for about 3 minutes
  3. Add your curry powder, cook for another minute.
  4. Add in your crushed tomatoes and frozen veggies, cook for a minute.
  5. Add in your beans and the rest of your seasoning, let simmer for about a minute.
  6. Add in your water to achieve your desired consistency then let simmer for about 15- 20 minutes on low heat.
  7. Pour over brown rice and serve.


This is a go-to recipe for me and my family always enjoys it. Since you only need one pot it also makes for easy clean up, who doesn’t love that!

This recipe is also a great one for those who are trying to follow the Daniel Fast. The Daniel Fast is a religious fast based on the prophet Daniel from the Old Testament and his fasting experience. Its supposed to be a way to draw closer to God through fasting and prayer.

The Daniel Fast is very similar to a plant based diet including whole grains, legumes, healthy liquid oils, nuts, seeds, fruits and veggies. But it does also restrict a lot of common ingredients like, bread, yeast, maple syrup, tea, and sugar, among other things.

I found that quite a few people were having a hard time keeping the recipes fresh and new while also not feeling deprived. So this recipe is packed with plant based ingredients and the only thing you need to take out would be the sugar. The original recipe has sugar because I think it helps cut some of the acidity from the tomatoes sauce but it is still yummy and rich without it.

If you know someone having a hard time with their Daniel Fast send them this recipe! More to come!


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