Friday, April 10, 2015

White Bean Stew

I rarely eat beans (except for chickpeas), but they're great in vegetarian meals. They make you feel full without making you feel heavy. I also like cooking beans by myself instead of using canned beans, but in this recipe I found it better to use canned beans because there's already enough work involved - it takes some time to chop all those veggies. On the other hand, it is very easy because it's basically a one pot meal. Anyway, it's hearty, healthy, packed with nutrients and undoubtedly delicious. It's also very simple and there are no fancy ingredients involved, so you are very likely to have all the required ingredients on hand. If you need a versatile and good-for-you meal for dinner, this is absolutely something you've been looking for.

White Bean Stew

2 tbsp oil
3 onions (320g), chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 small potatoes (200g), cut into cubes
2 large carrots (400g), cut into cubes
4 large ripe tomatoes (660g), sliced
1/2 cup water
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried garlic flakes
1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 can (400g) white beans

1) In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion and garlic and cook, over medium heat, until soft and lightly browned.

2) Add carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, water, cumin, oregano, basil, salt and garlic. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Always check if there is enough water to cover the vegetables. 

3) After 30 minutes, add tomato paste and white beans. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are soft. Total cooking time was ~50 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe by collecting memories


  1. Nice Article sir, Keep Going on... I am really impressed by read this. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Independence Day 2015.

  2. I've never made a white bean stew before... but it sure looks like one hearty and comforting meal. Perfect for the cool weather right now!

    1. It's absolutely perfect for rainy days. Thanks!


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