I was surprised by this stew! It was just going to be a good, filling mid-week meal but it turned out to be one of the best-tasting ones I’ve ever made!
2 onions chopped
3 garlic cloves finely chopped
1/2 inch piece of ginger chopped
1 1/2 large carrots finely diced
1 tin of kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 tin of cannellini beans drained and rinsed
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
1 Tbsp tomato purée
1 1/2 vegetable stock cubes crumbled
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
Cook the onions, garlic and ginger in your favourite vegetable oil in a pan with the lid on until they are soft, 5 minutes or so. Add the carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, spices, stock cube and cocoa powder. Let this simmer for about 30 minutes. If it starts to stick add a little water.
Finally add the beans and warm through for 5 minutes. We ate ours with rice and peas.