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adzuki beans curry in a bowl

Adzuki beans curry

Are you looking for adzuki beans recipes? Make this earthy flavored vegan, gluten-free curried adzuki beans easily at home using an Instant pot or stovetop pan and serve it for your lunch or dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi




  • Soak adzuki beans for 8 to 10 hours or overnight. 1 cup raw adzuki beans will yeild 3 cups of soaked beans.
  • Start an instant pot in saute mode.
  • Once it is hot, add oil, bay leaves, cloves, and cinnamon to it.
  • Now add finely chopped onions and ginger and let it saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and mix them well.
  • Now add these spice powders, salt, and jaggery powder to the instant pot. Mix it well.
  • Wash the adzuki beans a couple of times and drain the water completely. Now add these beans to the instant pot. Please give it a good stir.
  • Add water to the Instant pot and switch off the saute mode. Deglaze the instant pot to avoid the burn signal.
  • Close the lid, seal the vent and start the Instant pot in manual or pressure cook mode, and pressure cook the adzuki beans for 10 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once the Instant pot beeps, wait for 10 minutes and do a manual pressure release.

Stovetop instructions:

  • For cooking adzuki beans curry using a stovetop, all the steps remain the same except the time.
  • Once you add the water to the curry, cook the beans on medium flame with the lid closed until they are tender. It may take from anywhere to 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the beans.
  • Beans will take more time to cook when we add salt. So better to add salt to the beans when they are done at least 80%.
  • It's better to use a heavy bottom dish as it will take a long time to cook the beans using a stovetop.


  • You can use canned tomatoes or tomato puree as well.