The tasty coconut beans

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The tasty coconut beans

The tasty coconut beans recipe

Coconut beans (maharagwe za nazi) are a poor but tasty and energetic dish of the Kenyan coast's Mijikenda ethnic tradition.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 300 grams of beans
  • 4 cups of coconut milk and 1 of cream (you can buy that in bric or tin, possibly also the "Kentaste" cream
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chillies (pilipili)
  • 2 tomatoes or relative sauce
  • 1 tsp
  • Turmeric flour to taste
  • Curry to taste.


    1. If the beans are fresh, soak them in water for at least 12 hours; otherwise, rinse them and drain the liquid from the can.
    2. In a saucepan, combine the onions, chillies, curry powder, curry powder, and salt with the beans.
    3. Cook the beans in enough coconut milk to cover them.
    4. Cook until the coconut milk has reduced and the beans are tender.
    5. In a separate pan, combine the thick coconut milk (cream) and the flour and cook until it thickens.
    6. Pour the cooked beans into a serving dish and top with the coconut milk.
    7. Serve with chapatis, if possible.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 1042Total Fat 77gSaturated Fat 62gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 48mgSodium 610mgCarbohydrates 75gFiber 8gSugar 15gProtein 27g

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