Saturday, August 31, 2013

RAJMA CURRY the North Indian dish . . .

RAJMA CURRY the North Indian dish . . .
Rajma a popular Indian vegetarian dish consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy with lots of Indian whole spices and usually served with rice and roti. Although the kidney bean is not of Indian origin, it is a part of regular Northern India diet.
Rajma is one meal dish served with steaming hot rice.
The chief ingredient the red kidney bean a valuable source of protein and minerals like potassium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron. Kidney beans are 

an excellent source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. 
In addition to lowering cholesterol, the high fiber content in kidney-beans prevent blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans a specially good choice for individuals with diabetes.
The term "kidney bean" refers to the shape of the bean.
When boiling or pressure cook the overnight soaked Rajma a spice bag can 

also be added .. i. e
In the spice bag ...
2 - 3 Cloves
2 Green cardamoms
1 Small piece of Cinnamon
1 bay leaf
4 Whole Black peppercorns.

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