Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Masala




Heres how I made it at home :

Rajma ( Kidney Beans ) -2 cups; If you have dry beans , soak it overnight and pressure cook next day for 15 whistles or until well cooked. Add beans and water, in the pressure cooker pan, in the ratio 1:3 for it to cook well. Do not discard the water used for cooking the beans, you will need it soon. FYI, Canned beans are easier to use and they cook well sooner.

In the meanwhile grind the following to a fine paste using as little water as possible-

Onions- 2; small or medium sized,cubed
Tomatoes-2;cubed
Green Chillies- 3 or 4 ; adjust per taste or tolerance
Garlic- 4 or 5 pods
Ginger paste-2 tsp; or 1/2 inch sq piece if you don't have the paste

Preparation Method:

In a pan add oil- 1 tbsp and the ground mixture. Let it come to a boil and cook it covered till you can see the oil separating from the mixture. Stir occasionally.
Now add salt, garam masala powder- 2 tsp , kasoori methi ( crushed )-2 tbsp, jaggery - 1/2 inch square cube, amchur powder- 1 tsp and mix well. 
Now add chopped cilantro-few , well cooked Rajma along with the water from the pressure cooker and bring it to a boil.
Reduce the flame and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir occasionally and cook until the water from the gravy is reduced. 
Do a taste test and add salt if necessary.

Rajma Masala is ready to be served with warm Chappathis :)

18 comments:

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  2. Wow looks so delish..so perfect looks the rajma...am going to try this now..but with other bean...

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  3. Wow Rajma masala luks very delicious...Perfect with rotis...Thanks for posting.

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  4. delicious one what a lovely coor.. the kidneybeans masala looks so delicious and very healthy bean too

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  5. The color and the consistency looks perfect...

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  6. creamy and delisious dear.....colour is perfect...

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  7. Wow! Mouthwatering with all oil floating on top, great side dish.

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  8. hi priya ,
    first time to ur space ...ur blog is very beautiful with nice collection of recipes....
    Rajma masala looks awesome n tempting...i love to have it with both rotis or rice...
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  9. Love this type of thick gravy & its got a lovely colour too..am sure it must have been yum

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  10. lovely colour.. rich gravy!..

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  11. delicious gravy...congrats on your third prize...fantastic priya

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  12. Rajma masala looks really delicious..Interesting recipe!!

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  13. Rajma in rich n spicy gravy...luv it

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  14. Rajma masala looks so delicious..rich and lovely colour

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  15. loved the gravy.. looks so rich.. perfect with rotis

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