Mexican rose coco beans curry

Rosecoco beans


This is a delectant protein rich curry with rose cocoa beans. I first soaked the cocoa beans overnight and cooked beans simmered in the tomato sauce with the blend of spices.

I served this with Mexican Cilantro and Parsley rice (recipe link). Make it as a meal by adding salsa (Recipe link)

Health Benefits:

Rose coco beans have high levels of soluble fibre makes them beneficial in reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels in humans. Loaded with nutrients, they are used in various cuisines and are a key ingredient served cold in salads or hot in delicious curries

Mexican combo

Yields-4-6 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time-30 minutes


  • Cooked/canned rose cocoa beans-3cups (if using canned rinse and drain thoroughly to remove sodium content)
  • Olive oil-1tbsp
  • Minced ginger-12tsp
  • Minced garlic-3cloves
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Diced tomatoes-1medium
  • Tomato puree-1/2cup
  • Chopped green chilli-1
  • Ground cumin-1tsp
  • Ground coriander-1tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Paprika/cayenne โ€“ 1/2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Vegetable stock/water-2cups
  • Chopped cilantro/parsley- a handful


  • Heat oil in a deep sauce pan over medium heat, add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, onion, green chilli and let sizzle for one minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, salt and dry spices (ground cumin, coriander, cayenne/paprika) and cook for an additional five minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add cooked kidney beans with water and vegetable stock and chopped tomatoes. Bring it to a boil.
  • Then simmer for 10-12 minutes. Once the curry is cooked well and heated through.
  • Remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro and serve with steamed rice or Mexican rice


  • Spices can be personalised as per the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 17, 2014, in Indian, International, Main Course, Side dish. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Mexican and curry, Love the idea ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Mmmm…. delicious. Very nice love the bean curry, I don’t know if I’ve ever had that type of bean, they look nice and meaty, The rice with the curry is perfect.


  3. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegroโ„ข.


  4. I love almost all beans but you really amped up the flavor here. As you state, they have a great health benefits!


  5. Nice Mexican meal ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. The title alone, has my attention. I instantly had to lookup this bean. I have been using cocoa in quite a few things recently and am aware of the health benefits. This mix of spices along with the protein and fiber benefits make this a must try. Thank you Chitra, Bob


  7. I have never used this type of beans, what an interesting dish ๐Ÿ™‚

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