Rajma (Kidney beans curry)

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Description

If you have already cooked beans and masala powder, this is a quick fix meal. It goes well with rice or Indian bread (roti)

Method:

  1. Soak Kidney beans (Rajma) over night.
  2. You can either use Instant pot or pressure cooker to cook the beans. (cook with 4 cups of water, 1 tsp of salt)
  3. In a pot dry roast 1/4th th tsp cumin (jeera), add chopped ginger and garlic, onion – stir for 1 min, add tomato puree, chili powder, turmeric powder- let them cook for 5 mins.
  4. Add the cooked kidney beans (Rajma) with its liquid. Add 1 and half table spoon of Rajma masala (MDH), 1 tea spoon kasoori methi (optional)– stir well and let it cook for 5 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

If you cannot get Rajma masala powder in your nearby stores you can also make your own masala powder– Dry roast 5 dried red chillies, 1 tsp cumin (jeera), 4 black cardamom (elaichi), 1 Tbsp coriander seeds, ½ tsp peppercorns, for 4-5 mins – Grind these into fine powder

 

Ingredients

Dry kidney beans (Rajma)– 250 gms,
1 onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes chopped (or 200 gm Tomato puree)
5 cloves – finely chopped
1 inch ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp cumin powder (jeera)
1/8th tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 tsp kasoori methi – crushed (optional)
1.5 Tbs Rajma masala
2 tbs of finely chopped cilantro
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