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Kidney Beans Spinach Masala

This protein rich Kidney Beans Spinach Masala is a nice twist to the traditional cuisine. Its a blend of delicious spices and nutritious ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword kidney beans and spinach recipe, spinach masala, spinach masala curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 225kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 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 cardamom
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 15 oz canned kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala


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



  • ¼ inch cinnamon stick can also be used to replace cinnamon powder if desired.
  • If boiling kidney beans at home you may use the stock instead of adding water. If using canned kidney beans then rinse and drain. Measure kidney beans after draining.
  • Feel free to adjust the measurement of chili powder according to taste.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1457IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg