Black Beans and Coconut Curry with Rice | Instant Pot Meal Prep

How to Make Vegan Black Beans and Coconut Curry with Rice in the Instant Pot

Hello Foodies,

          Black Beans and Coconut Curry is an easy and quick one-pot curry that’s ready in 30 minutes and is filled with so many flavors!! Vegan, Gluten-free, and Healthy but tasty and comfort food! 

With the cold weather here, nothing is better than diving into a bowl of this hearty yet healthy comfort food that’s layered with flavors. I could just drink the coconut milk-based sauce.

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           The curry is savory, salty, there’s a natural sweetness from the coconut milk. This recipe is a mix of everything I love about curry all rolled into one pan. Since I wanted to keep this vegetarian and vegan friendly, I served it over steamed white rice. As for the spices I kept it simple with red chili powder and cumin powder. But you could also just add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a little zing. Extra turmeric, coriander, or black pepper would also be lovely. According to the nutrition stats, there are only 180 calories and 4 carbs per serving – no rice or naan included.

What do I love about this black bean’s curry- 

  • It’s black beans and coconut milk
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free 
  • Quick and One-pot meal
  • It’s warm and comforting
  • Satisfying, rich, but healthy
  • Not too spicy

Some more Beans, Lentils/Pulses Curry Recipes to Try:

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each Serving of Black Beans and Coconut Curry Contains 180 Cal.


  • 1 Cup Black Beans (Soaked in the water for 5-6 hours)
  • 2 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced 
  • ½ Cup Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum, chopped
  • 1 small Tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Red chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Veg.Broth/Water 1 ½ Cups
  • ½ Cup Coconut Milk
  • Rice 1 cup + Salt ½ Tsp + 1 ½ Cup


  • Turn on the saute mode of the instant pot and heat oil.
  • Add onion, garlic, and green bell pepper and saute and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until onion becomes light brown or translucent.
  • Add tomato and saute and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it becomes soft and mushy. 
  • Add red chili powder, cumin powder, salt, and soaked black beans and mix well.
  • Now add 1 ½  Cup of veg broth/water and mix all well.
  • Deglaze the pot and place rice pan with trivet.
  • Close the lid and place the vent on the sealing position.
  • Cook on manual mode (Hi) for 6 minutes and followed by Natural Pressure Release (NPR) for 5 minutes.
  • Release the remaining pressure manually and open the lid.
  • Take out the rice pan and turn on the saute mode of the instant pot.
  • Add a ½ cup of coconut milk and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Homestyle black beans and coconut curry is ready to serve, serve hot with rice, or with roti/chapati. Enjoy!!!

My Take:

  • You can use unsoaked black beans too, if using unsoaked beans then cook for 12-15 minutes.
  • You can use canned beans too.
  • You can adjust the red chili powder quantity (less or more) according to your taste.
  • Also, adjust the gravy thickness as you like it, so add more or less coconut milk/water. My family loves the semisolid version of this curry, so we can eat it with rice and roti too.
  • To make the curry thicker just mash some of the black beans and cook for 2 minutes.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 180 calories, along with 20.1 g carbohydrates, 6.1g Dietary Fiber, 10 g fats, and 5.4 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used).

Good Time To Eat:

            It is good to eat Black Beans and Coconut Curry for lunch, brunch, or dinner.

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