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Kidney Beans Spinach Masala [Vegan]

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Kidney bean masala is a common entrée in Indian cuisine. In this recipe, the spices and flavors of the popular Indian dish are kept but some spinach is incorporated for added nutrition. And of course, the fragrant dish has a delicious blend of spices.

Kidney Beans Spinach Masala [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan



Cook Time



  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • A pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 15-ounce can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala


  1. In a food processor, combine, onions, tomatoes, sesame seeds, spinach, cloves, peppercorns, and cardamom, and grind smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seeds and cinnamon powder. Let the seeds cook for a few seconds.
  3. Add the spinach paste to it and sauté. Cook for 5 minutes in a medium flame or until cooked thoroughly.
  4. Now, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger powder, and chili powder and sauté very well. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until all the spices are cooked properly and you get the aroma.
  5. Now add kidney beans and mix so as to coat each kidney bean with the spinach paste.
  6. Now add water, salt, and garam masala. Mix, cover, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
  7. Turn off the flame and serve hot.





Healthy and meat-free Indian dishes for the entire family. I’m Gunjan Dudani, founder of Kiipfit, where I share some of my healthy recipes and health tips which can be incorporated into our daily lives. After losing about 65 pounds in a year’s time naturally and in my endeavor of setting a healthy lifestyle example to my daughter I learned the importance of being healthy, fit, and active and explored the great potential of healthy food ingredients and hence I started blogging to share my journey with you all.



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9 comments on “Kidney Beans Spinach Masala [Vegan]”

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Triny Alfaro
2 Years Ago

Uriel Orange

Mal Roberts
2 Years Ago

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Kirsty Marie
2 Years Ago

Connor Heath

Connor Heath
22 Jul 2016

Kidney, broad, pinto + all the other beans too pls

Joao Caetano
2 Years Ago

Tahlee Henry

Tahlee Henry
22 Jul 2016


Linda Kalenak Lacy
2 Years Ago

where do you get the masala?

Erica L. Vee
22 Jul 2016

Garam masala can usually be found in ethnic spices or regular spice aisle. Can also be found in Indian food markets. Basically a mix of spices which you can also combine yourself.

Erica L. Vee
22 Jul 2016

Garam masala can usually be found in ethnic spices or regular spice aisle. Can also be found in Indian food markets. Basically a mix of spices which you can also combine yourself.

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