MAHARAGE – Coconut Beans

Maharage - Coconut Beans


3 cups sorted fresh Red Kidney beans

1 1/2 cup coconut milk (fresh or canned)

1 tsp salt


Sort beans keeping and eye out for stones, dirt and “ugly lookin” beans. Rinse in cool water to make sure you don’t get gritty beans.

Watch for stones, dirt and ugly looking beans.

Boil beans for 1 and a 1/2 hours. Be sure to add water when it gets low (every 30 minutes). The water the beans are boiled in is the important ingredient for this recipe.   Beans are ready when they are soft and the water is just covering the beans.


Add salt and pepper.

Add salt and pepper.

Add coconut milk.

Add coconut milk.

Let boil for 20 minutes (or until sauce is thickened and covering the beans).

Finished beans.

Preparation Time:

2 hours (worth every minute)

Serving Size:

3 adults & 2 veggie kids.


2 thoughts on “MAHARAGE – Coconut Beans

  1. Greetings!
    We’re a little vegan family currently based in Oman and falling in love with Zanzibari food! My daughter asks for Maharage regularly. Makes us eager to add Zanzibar to our travels! Peace! 🙂

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