Foodie Tuesday – Recipe from guest blogger Fareshta, from My Baby Gourmet

This week for Foodie Tuesday, we have invited a guest food blogger to share a favourite recipe with us.

“My name is Fareshta and I am a local Lane Cove resident and mum to one year old Jacob.

I am a working mum and the blogger behind ‘My Baby Gourmet’ food blog, and related Facebook page. On my blog, I share simple yet very tasty and nutritious recipes suitable for the whole family, including babies as young as 6 months of age!

I have always had a passion for eating well and cooking delicious food and hope to share my ideas, of teaching our kids to eat well from a young age, with others.

Red Kidney Bean Korma

Red Kidney Bean Korma


  • 2 cups red kidney beans (soaked overnight or canned is ok to use)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • salt & pepper (optional)


  1. On medium heat, add oil in a saucepan and saute onions
  2. Add garlic and cook until aromatic
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes until the soft, add herbs and spices then add 1/4 cup water and stir to make a tomato sauce
  4. Add carrots and beans and another 1/4 water
  5. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes or until the beans are soft enough to mash between fingers
  6. Serve with rice or eat as is with bread!

Red kidney beans are one of the healthiest foods around. What I love most about red beans is that they are available all throughout the year. Both dried and canned varieties are inexpensive and easy to cook into a flavour filled dish the whole family can enjoy, not to mention it is packed with essential nutrients. It is also easy to freeze, which means you can cook up a big batch and store for later!

This has been one of my favourite dishes since I was a child, I don’t think my version is as good as my mum’s but it’s close enough! Jacob really loves it too, especially with rice. I think he takes after his mumma!