Monday, 20 July 2015

Rajma curry recipe (Kidney Beans Curry)

Rajma curry (Kidney Beans Curry)

Rajma – 1 cup
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Onions – 3/4 cup
Chopped Tomatoes – 3/4 cup
Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Dhania Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Water – 4 cups
Salt to taste

Wash rajma and soak in enough water overnight (at least 8-10 hours). Next day discard the soaking water and add rajma in a pressure cooker with fresh water. Boil rajma with little salt for about 15-20 minutes. Now heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds and let them browned. Add onions and saute till they get golden brown colour. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute for few seconds. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till they become soft. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala powder  Cook till oil starts leaving the masala. Then add boiled rajma along with water. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Add butter. Add more salt and water if required. Simmer for 5 -10 minutes till you get your desired consistency. Serve rajma with parathas, naan or rice.

Kidney beans are considered to be one of the best legumes for everybody due to its various health benefits. It is a good meat substitute for vegetarians. 

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