Sunday, October 25, 2009

Shahi Rajma (Red Kidney Bean Curry)

Rajma
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15-20 mins
Serves : 3 as side dish with Naan / Basmati Rice

Ingredients:

2 C Rajma (Red Kidney Bean), soaked overnight & boiled
1 C Tomato Puree
1 - 2 Jalapeno or Serrano Chili peppers, finely chopped
1 Medium Tomato, thinly sliced
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp each, Ginger & Garlic
1 tsp Chilli powder
2 tsp Garam Masala */ Store bought Rajma Masala
1 Bay Leaf
2 Tbsp half & half,
1/2 Yogurt
3 Tbsp Canola oil
2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste

Method:

1..  Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bay leaf and chili peppers. Cook for 1 minute. Add onion & cook until translucent. Add tomato and cook untill it begins to soften. Now add tomato puree, and cook until oil separates.
2..  Now add ginger, garlic & garam masala *. Cook and stir several minutes, add 3-4 tbsp of bean-water if needed.
3..  Add kidney beans, chili powder and cook for some time. In a bowl stir yogurt & salt (store bought rajma masala ) and pour in this mixture, cook for few more minutes while stirring continuously.
4.. Switch off the stove & stir in half -half, now garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

How to serve:This dish can be served with Basmati Rice or Naan (indian flatbread). Add fresh spinach for more flavor & color.

* Garam Masala: Garam masala means "warm or hot spice mixture", and that is exactly what this traditional Indian spice blend imparts to Indian dishes. For homemade garam masala, mix together 1/2 tsp ground cumin,1/2 tsp ground coriander,1/2 tsp ground pepper,1/2 tsp ground cardamom,1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves. Toast the ground spices before using.  (Makes: 1 Tbsp)

Event Participation:

JFI-Rajma hosted by Divya an event started by Indira.
This goes straight to MLLA 16th Helping, event hosted by Jeanne of Cooksister, created and administered by the lovely Susan ofThe Well-Seasoned Cook.

38 comments:

Rohini said...

That must be yummy.. And healthy too :)

Sanjana said...

Fabulous! Looks yummy! Great picture!

prasu said...

Rajma looks so yummy, rich and creamy.....nice click dear.

Parita said...

OMG rajma curry looks delicious!

Renu said...

this is one healthy curry!!! love it for all the goodness of Rajma

iRaw said...

Looks delicious and can easily adjusted to vegan - woohoo!!

Gulmohar said...

fabulous..the rajma is piercing out through my screen..lol...what a click..:-)

Superchef said...

not a big fan of Rajma but you have made it look sooo appetising!

Priya said...

Shahi Rajma looks delicious and rich..tempting dish!

Tina said...

Yummy and creamy rajma...Superb click dear.

SE(Denufood) said...

ymmmm delicious!

Padma said...

Shahi rajma looks so rich and creamy and simply delicious :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Rich yet healthy..
Thanks for sharing about garam masala powder. I prefer to use whole garam masala's many a times..

Avisha said...

Shahi Rajma looks delicious..Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Vrinda said...

Healthy and delicious curry....my fav

Anupama said...

Amazing rich rajma :-)

Nandini said...

That sure is lovely & delicious

RV said...

Looks yummy yummy and a lovely click too..

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks perfect...Yummy curry dear..!!!

Prathibha said...

I love it...Looks yummy...

Suparna said...

Hello,
Simple and yummy recipe, thanks for the garam masala quick tip :)
TC

Cham said...

Delicious curry for roti!

Uma said...

Gorgeous rajma!! Tempting Click.

Check out my blog for a treat :)
Here is the address:
http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2009/10/pouring-again.html

jeyashrisuresh said...

Wow looks very tempting.Nice click too

jayasree said...

Creamy and delicious... Absolutely droolworthy.

Happy cook said...

That is beautiful and so so delicous.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Awesome picture,sounds good too!

Sireesha said...

Rajma looks very very delicious dear:)

Chitra said...

Gorgeous click..Nice recipe

munchcrunchandsuch said...

that pic is haunting me..nice click and super tasty rajma

Spice said...

my all time favourite

rekhas kitchen said...

wow Rajma curry looks great beautiful pic.

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Varunavi said...

what a click,excellent

Shri said...

Great pic and the dish is yummy and healthy too:)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Rajma masala looks great, very nice picture! Makes me drool, love to have with hot chapati!

Angie's Recipes said...

I have made this one before, but yours looks 100 times better than mine! Bookmarking the recipe!
Thank you!!!

meeso said...

What a great picture, it really shows it off... Yum!

 
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