Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal
Rajma is 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.
1\2 Cup Red Kidney Beans ( Rajma), soaked overnight then pressure cooked with salt and 1- 2 pinch of Soda- bi- carb.
Make a coarse paste of . .. 
[1 Onion chopped 
A small piece of Ginger,chopped 
1- 2 Cloves of Garlic,
1\ 2 Green chilly.]
1 Tomato puree.
2 Tbsp Oil,
1\4 Tsp Cumin seeds,
1 Pinch Asafoetida,
1 Pinch of Ajwain seeds,
1\8 Tsp Turmeric powder,
1\2 Tsp Red Chilly powder,
1 Tsp Coriander powder,
1\4 Tsp Cumin powder,
1\2 Tsp Garam masala,
Salt to taste.
Pressure cook rajma with water, salt n soda bi carb till five- six whistles or until totally cooked and soft.
Heat oil in a pan add oil, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds and asafoetida.
Also add the onion paste and cook on low flame, add
the dry masalas, stir.
Cook until the onion paste turns brown.
Now add the tomato puree and further cook for few minutes.
This is the time to add cooked rajma and some of it
Check salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steaming rice..

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