If you have fresh mustard green and cooked black beans, this mustard green black bean curry recipe is so easy to follow and you can enjoy delicious black beans with mustard greens with rice, quinoa etc that is healthy as well.
When I bought the fresh mustard greens, I didn’t have a recipe in mind. I wanted to make something that’s quick, easy, healthy and delicious and I also had this cooked black beans at home, so I thought to combine both, and it was delicious and easy to make!
To prepare the mustard green black bean curry with leftover cooked black beans and fresh mustard green, I first washed and cleaned the mustard green leaves and then boiled the mustard greens in water first.
Then I grind the boiled greens along with few other ingredients to prepare the base for the gravy and prepared the curry really quickly with the grind mustard green mixture, black beans and few other ingredients.
Boiling the mustard greens is an easy way to cook the greens and the rest of the process is so easy using the boiled greens.
There are few traditional Indian recipes using mustard greens where we boil the mustard greens first so I decided to follow the same method here as well by boiling the greens first and it helped a lot by saving the cooking time and the preparation so much easier.
If you like black bean recipes using cooked leftover black beans, try this easy, delicious quinoa black bean salad with tomatoes and onions in fresh lime juice dressing.
So here is how you can make easy, healthy and yummy mustard greens curry with black beans following the below recipe.
Mustard Greens Curry With Black Beans Recipe Below
Mustard Greens Curry With Black Beans, How To Make Mustard Greens And Black Beans Curry
- 1 bunch fresh mustard greens
- 2 cups cooked black beans add little more if you like
- 3 cups water for gravy
- extra water as needed for boiling mustard greens
- 1 large tomato
- 2 cloves garlic or use 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 1 inch ginger piece
- 2 green chilies
- ¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder
- 2 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Preparing the mustard greens to make the curry
- Wash the mustard greens very well and transfer it to a large pot or pan.
- Add enough water to cover the mustard greens, add some salt and bring the water to a boil.
- Boil the mustard greens in medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Discard the water used for boiling the greens, transfer the boiled greens to another large bowl (do not use a plastic bowl as the greens are hot). Now we have to make a mixture for the base of the gravy by blending the boiled greens and few other ingredients. You can wait until the greens are cooled, or wash the greens in cold water or soak the greens in cold water for few minutes which will instantly cool down the mustard greens. Now lets make the mixture by blending the greens.
To prepare the mixture for the base of the gravy
- Peel and chop the ginger and also chop the tomatoes, keep this aside.
- Transfer the cooled greens (after boiling) to a blender along with 2 cups of water, ginger, garlic, green chilies and chopped tomatoes, blend until smooth to make the base for the gravy.
To make the curry
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
- Gently and carefully add the blended mixture to the pan, stir well and saute the mixture for another 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add enough salt and also the spice powders except garam masala to the pan, stir well and cook the mixture.
- Once the mixture is sauteed and cooked, add the cooked black beans and mix very well.
- Check the salt and if needed, you may add a little more salt, cook the contents for another 2 minutes.
- Add the remaining one cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Also add the garam masala powder and simmer in medium heat for another couple of minutes or until the desired thickness is reached. Serve the delicious mustard green black bean curry with rice, chapathi, or poori as you wish!
Hope you found this post on mustard green curry with black beans and spices helpful in making good use of any fresh mustard green leaves or cooked leftover black beans that you may have at your home.