Butterbean, mushroom and spinach bhaji

Packed with flavours and super fillling, this vegan curry will be a tea time favourite

butterbean, mushroom and spinach bhaji
Published: August 18, 2022 at 2:18 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Serves 4
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Here we have a spicy butterbean, mushroom and spinach bhaji for your healthy dinner party show-stopper.

This aromatic vegan curry is packed with prebiotic fibre, protein, iron and B vitamins. Bear in mind that you can make this in advance until the end of step three!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp of each cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black mustard seeds, ground tumeric, garam masala
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 400g tin butterbeans drained
  • 200g button mushrooms
  • 4 large fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 200g spinach
  • 2 fresh green chillis sliced in half length ways
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • juice of half a lime
  • 25g fresh coriander roughly chopped


  • STEP 1

    Add oil to a large frying pan and gently fry spices for 30secs, stirring all the time. Add onion and garlic and fry for another 2-3mins.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in mushrooms and butterbeans and cook for another minute. Add tomatoes, tomato purée, chillis, veg stock and season. Simmer for 20mins, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens. Add more stock if needed.

  • STEP 3

    Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Add coriander, stir, then squeeze over the lime. Taste for seasoning. Serve with rice or naan bread and mango chutney.

After more prebiotics - Add an Indian salad. Mix grated carrot and white cabbage, sliced radishes, spring onions, green chilli and tomatoes with the juice of half a lime, a pinch of ground cumin and salt.


Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (www.katepercys.com).


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