Beanz Meanz Proteinz!

This helpful illustrated guide to the protein content of a wide variety of  beans and  related products from is enlightening.

One of the easiest and quickest beans recipes I know is this one, which my lovely friend Namita used to make in our student days and which anyone with a tub of curry powder to hand can knock up in a few minutes. She also made divine Gujerati spiced potato toasted sandwiches, which, now I think of it, might make a good post too so watch this space.



1 tin of baked beans

1 onion, chopped

1 tsp sunflower oil

1 heaped tsp curry powder (you can use garam masala if you have a tin of that instead but add it at the end just before serving)

1 tsp chilli powder (if desired)

and if you’ve got it, 1 tsp tamarind paste or 1 tbsp tamarind water



1. Heat oil in a pan and fry off the onions until crisping at the edges

2. Add spices and fry for a minute

3. Stir in baked beans (and tamarind if using it), mix well and heat through.


Serve with plain boiled rice and a cucumber and tomato chopped salad or just plonk them on toast, with or without a fried egg on top.










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