Sunday, 28 August 2011


Okay, not the most inviting name for a dish I must admit but I made up this recipe and they are delicious, in fact, I'm trying them out as we speak.
I'm learning so much with my 30 day vegan course and after watching how a pressure cooker can very quickly cook up dried beans I knew I had to have one. I found a pressure cooker for 1/2 price at Woolworths, used it for a quick soak method for the beans, then cooked in it.
Want to know how I did this? Well read on.....

I put 2 cups of rinsed white beans (navy) in the cooker and double the amount of water of the beans. Sealed the lid and put it on the stove on high until the pressure was up. Turned back to a simmer for 3 minutes and took it off the heat. I let the beans stand for 1 hour then rinsed them under water.

Recipe for curried beans

1 Tbls olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 capsicum, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 carrot, sliced
quick soaked white beans
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 tsp tomato sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp plum sauce
2 tsp chutney
2 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper
water to cover
parsley to decorate

Heat olive oil in pressure cooker, add onion, capsicum and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Take off heat and add all other ingredients. Add double the amount of water to ingredients, seal the lid and when cooker is up to pressure, cook for 15 minutes.

Take off heat and let sit until pressure comes down.



  1. Way to go. Sounds like a great recipe. Happy Pressure cooking.

  2. I love baked beans so I guess I could try this recipe in my Le Creuset dutch oven. The flavour sounds really good.

  3. I use my pressure cookers nearly every day and just love how easy they are to use. They shorten cooking time, use less natural gas/electricity, and retain nutrition in foods. Enjoy your cooker!


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