Cuisine: vegan and gluten-free (if using gf pasta)
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Serves: 4
A comforting meal for the whole family with amazing warming spices and special flavor from dark chocolate. It's best to cook this in a (sauce)pan with a lid.
  • ½ tbsp olive oil (or cooking oil of choice, or just water)
  • 1 onion (red or yellow)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 0,3 oz / 8 g (a spoonful) of ginger
  • 0,2 oz / 5 g of turmeric root (or 1 tsp ground turmeric)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 17 oz / 500 g canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (or vegetable stock powder)
  • 7 oz / 200 g cooked black beans (from a can)
  • 0,5 oz / 15 g dark chocolate (I use 85%)
  • To serve:
  • Pasta for four
  • Optional: A few pieces of dark chocolate to grate on top of pasta and fresh oregano
  1. Chop onions and garlic. Grate ginger and turmeric.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and garlic. Let them soften for about 3 minutes in medium heat.
  3. Add grated ginger and turmeric and cook them for a minute or two.
  4. Add other spices and warm them up stirring for about a minute.
  5. Add canned tomatoes, water and vegetable stock cube. Mix well and let simmer in medium heat for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add black beans and chocolate and let simmer in low heat for about 10 minutes under a lid.
  7. The longer you let it simmer, the more flavorful the sauce will be.
  8. Cook pasta while sauce is simmering.
  9. Garnish pasta dish with grated chocolate & fresh oregano and enjoy this flavorful meal.
Recipe by My Berry Forest at