Friday, 12 May 2017

Rajma (राजमा)

 Ingredients -

  • For 2 people
  • 1 cup Rajma (red kidney beans soaked in cold water overnight or in warm water 4 hours beforehand)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • Half an inch ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Half a teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Half a teaspoon red chili powder / 1 green chili
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste


Method -


  1. Put the saucepan, or preferably a pressure cooker, on high heat.
  2. Add in the oil and let it heat up, then put in the cumin and turmeric and add in the chopped onions.
  3. Stir and cook till the onions brown.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and cook till tomatoes are mashed up.
  5. Now add in the soaked rajma and add in enough water to cover the rajma.
  6. Bring it to boil then cover it and let it simmer.
  7. Cook the rajma till its soft to touch.
  8. (If you are using a pressure cooker, then after adding rajma put it on pressure. After one whistle,let it simmer for half an hour. After half an hour turn off the gas and let the cooker cool down. )
  9. If you think your rajma is too thick, add in boiled water a little at a time to get the desired consistency.
  10. Rajma is best served with boiled rice.



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