Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rajma (Red Kidney Beans Curry)

Rajma needs no introduction. It's a classic North Indian dish packed with protein and flavour, served in everyday meals. It tastes best with steamed white rice. As you can see, I like my rajma with more gravy as it I am not a fan of dry white rice.

This dish needs preparation unless you choose to use canned red kidney beans available at the stores. I prefer to soak my beans overnight rather than using canned or preserved food products.

1. 5 fists of red kidney beans, soaked overnight.
2. Salt to taste
3. Onion, 1
4. Garlic, 2 pods
5. Cumin seeds, 1 tsp
6.Thai green chili, 1
7. Rajma powder, MDH, 3-4 tsp
8. Tomato paste, 3-4 tsp
9. Oil
10. heeng, a pinch
11. turmeric powder, 1 tsp

1. Grate onion, garlic, chili.
2. Pressure cooker kidney beans and allow 4-5 whistles to blow.
3. Heat a wok and then add oil.
4. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
5. Add a pinch of heeng and turmeric powder.
6. Add the grated paste and mix well. Cook until it slightly changes colour.
7. Add in rajma masala and tomato paste
8. Cook until it leaves the oil.
9. Add some water as per desired consistency.
10. Let it simmer for 10 mins.
11. Add in boiled kidney beans and mix well.
12. Simmer for another 10-15 mins.

Serve warm with steamed white Basmati Rice.


Aruna Manikandan said...

looks spicy and delicious dear :)

Swanavalli Suresh said...

Love the colour of the masala... nice presentation..

Priya Suresh said...

Wow wat a catchy and inviting rajma masala..lovely!

Unknown said...

Looks delicious, loved the color!

Santosh Bangar said...

inviting and gr8 recipe looking tempting
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Sneha Benny said...

Rajma is one of my favorite !! Love the color. I have few awards for you. Please come by and collect it from my blog.

Nandinis food said...

Wow! Love the red colour. Curry's spicy and nice.

Beauty Style Addict said...

looks yummy.. I definately would like to try this recipe.
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Jayanthy Kumaran said...

looks gorgeous...such a nice color n tempting..
Tasty Appetite

Puja said...

My all time fav comfort food with rice- the color is really appetizing!

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Torviewtoronto said...

curry looks delicious wonderful flavours

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