Madesu - White Cannellini Beans In Spicy Tomato Sauce (Vegan)

 A delicious authentic dish from DR Congo. Easy to make and really tasty with white rice or sweet potatoes.


500g Cannellini beans

1 Onion (chopped)

3 Spring onions (chopped)

4 Garlic

1 can of chopped tomatoes

1 Tsp of Neema African Scotch Bonnet Chilli Paste

3 Tbsps. of Tomato puree


Mixed herbs


2 Vegetable Stock Cubes


3 Tbsps. of Olive Oil 


1. Rinse and soak the beans overnight. If you miss this step you can do step 2 for 60 to 90mins.

2. In a pan add garlic powder, onion powder, salt and bay leaves and bring  beans to a boil for 30 mins or until tender on a low heat. Once beans are tender, remove from heat and keep the bean water.

3. In a separate pan, add olive oil and fry onion, garlic, spring onion until tender. Add chopped tomatoes, Neema African Scotch Bonnet Chilli Paste and tomato puree and simmer on a low heat for 20 mins.

4. Whilst simmering the tomato sauce, add a pinch of nutmeg and vegetable    stock cubes. Check for salt and if needed, add to taste. 

5. Pour the sauce onto the beans, add 1 cup of water and simmer for 20 mins  or until sauce thickens.

6. Serve with white rice or sweet potatoes.




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