Dried Beans Recipe-Zambian Food

Dried Beans is a nutritious dish among Zambian local cuisines. It is a healthy alternative to meat for African vegetarians. It can be enjoyed with Nshima and rice. It is quite easy to prepare. Here is a dried beans recipe you can try today.

Dried Beans Recipe


2 cups of dried beans

Water in a large jar

2 tablespoons cooking oil

salt to taste

A medium sized Tomato and onions


  1. Remove the dirt particles from your beans
  2. Wash it until clean and put in a pot with some water and a bit of cooking oil
  3. Start boiling the beans
  4. let it boil for at least 3-4 hours
  5. Make some gravy separately using tomato, onion and salt and then pour it into the beans
  6. Do not stir
  7. Let the beans simmer with the gravy for about 10-15 minutes
  8. Ready to serve
  9. Serve with Nshima or rice

This dried beans recipe is nutritious and delicious. In order to de-gas the dried beans, leave it soaked in water overnight for at least a total of 8 hours. When left soaked in water, it does not take time to cook when boiling.


Here is a video recipe that we found from Temziebites…


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