Qorma-e-Lubia (Kidney Beans)

kidney bean curry
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 25m

Here’s a delicious and quick vegetarian curry that’s surprisingly satisfying and tasty.


  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sause
  • Crushed dried mint (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • Ground red chili pepper to taste
  • Salt


Step 1

Drain and rinse the kidney beans and set aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil on medium high heat and caramelize the onions until light golden brown.

Step 3

Add the beans, water, coriander, salt, pepper, turmeric, garlic, cumin, and tomato sauce. Stir.

Step 4

Cover the pot and cook on meduim heat for about 15-20 minutes. Cook until the water has reduced and the oil has surfaced to the top.

Step 5

Once it is ready, mix in crushed dried mint (optional).

Step 6

Serve with Chalau.

Recipe Type: Ingredients:
Average Member Rating

(1.4 / 5)

1.4 5 156
Rate this recipe

156 people rated this recipe

Related Recipes:
  • lavand-e-murge

    Lavand-e-Murgh (Chicken in Yoghurt)

  • sabzi

    Qorma-e-Sabzi (Spinach Stew)

  • afghanlambspinach2

    Lamb with Spinach

Recipe Comments

  1. posted by E. Sedat on March 7, 2014

    Delicious and thanks giving recipe…

  2. posted by Okinoboo on April 8, 2014

    I made it! Very nice thank you.
    How many grams of beans is it?

  3. posted by GtY on July 9, 2014

    My cousin’s favorite dish ;) she eats it almost everyday
    Thank you for the recipe

  4. posted by Nancy on October 6, 2014

    Thanks for this recipe. I made it, and my husband and I loved it. I added the optional mint as well as some lemon juice to brighten it.

  5. posted by maliha on December 16, 2014

    My husband loves this dish! I am just about to make it and want to confirm whether I use fresh coriander or coriander seeds?

    • posted by nash on December 19, 2014

      you can use both if you want.

  6. posted by sand on July 12, 2016

    This looks amazing. I am looking for a variation of this, called quorma-e-seib with apples, prunes, walnuts, and split peas. You can find it under “Seib Chalow” here: http://panjshirrestaurant.com/menu/. It is one of my favorites and I cannot find the recipe anywhere! Any ideas?

  7. posted by Zobi on October 5, 2016

    I have cooked this couple of times, the second time I used the 1 Tbs of coriander instead of the 2 that it asks for.


Post A Comment