Black bean and chocolate chilli

Serves 6

Preparation time overnight

Cooking time 10 to 30 mins

500g/1lb 2oz black turtle beans
175g/6oz onions
2 cloves garlic
55g/2oz cornflour
400g/14oz tinned tomatoes
25g/1oz flaked almonds
25g/1oz raisins
1 tbsp sesame seeds
25g/1oz dark chocolate
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cloves
¼ tsp star anise
¼ tsp cinnamon
10g mulato chilli
10g ancho chilli
7g pasilla chilli
salt, pepper and sugar to taste
1 litre/1¾ pint water
1. Soak the beans overnight, then cook them in fresh water for about 1 hour until soft. Drain and leave to cool.
2. Fry the onions and garlic in some oil until soft.
3. Add the cornflour, chillis, almonds, raisins, sesame seeds and freshly ground spices.
4. Shortly after add the tomatoes and water
5. Add the beans and broken up chocolate, stirring all the time.
6. Cook for a further 10 minutes adding more water if necessary.
7. Serve with rice and salad.

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