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  • Jane Segaran

Bean and Coconut Stew

Bean and Coconut Stew in a Hay Box

I use black beans or butter beans, but any combination of beans is fine for this recipe.

I also use any combination of vegetables that happen to be hiding in the pantry. Chop the vegetables fairly small to allow them to cook properly.


  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 onions – chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed

  • 1 leek

  • 1 pepper

  • 1 courgette

  • 1 aubergine

  • 1 tin beans or precooked beans

  • 1 tin tomatoes - squished

  • 3 tablespoons molasses

  • ½ can coconut milk or 3 tablespoons coconut powder dissolved in a little hot water

  • salt


  • Cook the onion and garlic in the oil

  • Add all the chopped vegetables and continue cooking for around 3 minutes

  • Add the coconut milk, salt, molasses and tinned tomatoes. If using whole tomatoes squash down well

  • Mix all together and add enough water to come over the top of the vegetables

  • Season with salt

  • With the lid on the pot bring to the boil and continue boiling for around 8-10 minutes

  • Place in the haybox, wrapped in a towel or blanket for 3 hours

Serve with Bread, Rice or Couscous

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