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Adzuki Bean Coconut Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

azuki curry in cast iron pan
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An incredibly flavorful coconut curry broth enveloping adzuki beans makes for one filling and healthy meal when served alongside rice or quinoa. This Adzuki Bean Curry is vegan and gluten-free.

a close up shot of adzuki bean curry

By now I’m certain you’ve caught on to my love for curries, but throw in some red adzuki beans (also known as azuki beans) and you’re in for one big nutritional punch of a curry! Adzuki beans are packed with antioxidants, protein, fiber and folate; and they’re mild, nutty flavor really complements the warming spices and creaminess of a curry. I think you’ll find you concur!

a bowl of azuki curry on rice

Adzuki Bean Curry

  • Hearty and comforting.
  • Easy to make.
  • Perfectly flavorful.
  • Makes excellent leftovers or meal prepping food.
  • Packed with fiber and protein.
  • Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, no sugar-added, nut-free, soy-free.
a close up of adzuki beans in black bowl
hands holding a black bowl filled with cooked adzuki beans over white rice

How-to Make — Step-by-Step

Soak, drain and rinse adzuki beans.
Cover with water,bring to boil and simmer until tender.
Combine spices.
Sauté garlic and ginger.
Add tomatoes and coconut milk.
Add beans and spices.
Stir well.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add cilantro.
Add salt.
Add lime juice.
Stir well.
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FAQ — Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

a cast iron skillet filled with adzuki bean coconut curry

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hands holding a black bowl filled with rice and adzuki beans

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azuki curry in cast iron pan

Adzuki Bean Curry

An incredibly flavorful coconut curry broth enveloping adzuki beans makes for one filling and healthy meal when served alongside rice or quinoa. This Adzuki Bean Curry is vegan and gluten-free.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soaking Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 cups dry adzuki beans soaked overnight or at least 4 hours
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil you can use ghee or butter if not vegan
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root minced or grated
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes or fresh
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • sea salt or pink salt to taste


  • Soak adzuki beans in water overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Drain and rinse beans. Set aside.
  • In a large pot or skillet over medium heat add oil, garlic and ginger. Saute ginger and garlic for 5 minutes or until turning golden.
  • Add tomatoes, coconut milk, cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili flakes, and adzuki beans. Turn heat to high, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to med-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Salt to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Please refer to the post above for valuable information!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg


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  • Jason
    10/05/2020 at 7:36 AM

    5 stars
    This is the tastiest bean curry that I’ve practiced. I feel the light fat and flavor of coconut. This curry is ideal to serve with steamed rice. I like spicy so I added more red chili powder.

  • Daniela
    10/01/2020 at 1:10 PM

    5 stars
    This curry looks absolutely fantastic my friend! Breathtaking photos and videos!! Woww wow wowwww

    • Kristen Wood
      10/01/2020 at 1:17 PM

      Thank you so much, my friend!!! That means a ton. 🙂


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