Monday, March 7, 2011

Rajma Chawal-Rajma rice-Rajma curry with rice

Rajma Chawal (Kidney beans with rice) is a comforting and very simple dish.It is not only a tasty dish but also full of proteins.In case if you feel lazy to cook, yet want a wholesome,healthy,comforting dish, then this is a perfect choice. It is also a perfect lunch box recipe . All you need is a simple raitha/pachadi or chips to go along with it.


rajma curry
How to make Rajma rice
Serves- 3

Ingredients needed

Rajma - 1/3 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste -3/4 tsp
Salt as required

Spice powder

Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp

For the seasoning

Oil -1 tbsp
Cumin/Jeera seeds -1 tsp

Preparation

Soak rajma (kidney beans) overnight.

Pressure cook rajma with a little salt till soft. (5-6 whistles)

Blanch tomatoes and blend it. You can even blend raw tomatoes.

Method

Heat a tbsp of oil, add jeera seeds, when they sizzle, add finely chopped onions. Saute onions till they turn golden brown.(continuously stirring is required).

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for some more time.

Add tomato puree, all the spice powder and cook till oil separates.

Now add the cooked rajma along with little water . Add salt needed, simmer and cook for a few minutes until everything gets blended well with the masala. Mash a few rajma with the back of the ladle for the gravy to thicken.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain rice or even as a side dish for chapati .

You can even mix the Rajma curry with need rice and serve with any raitha of your choice or even chips.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe,till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


48 comments:

  1. Thatz what I call confort food:-)
    ur click makes me hungry...sigh sigh..

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  2. Love rajma chawal any day....Yummy!!

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  3. Rajma is a very good combo with rice.. Looks delicious :-)

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  4. This is my fav i would close my eyes and finish this plate:) why dont u send it to my running event:)

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  5. Looks yum ..I just adore Rajma with rice:)

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  6. Thats a delicious rajma curry, looks fabulous..

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  7. even i prefer rajma with rice than rotis.Perfect meal

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  8. This curry is sheer comfort food. I crave this at least once aweek. I love your recipe.

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  9. I simply love rajma chawal!!! At home we make this for sundays..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. Feels like taking over that plate! lovely

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  11. lovely curry for rice dear...

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  12. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கு...

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  13. Yummy yum...it's one comfort food ..nice pic

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  14. I love Rajma. Rice looks YUM!

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  15. Looks absolutely yummy!! An all time comfort food!!!

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  16. Looks delicious and i love rajma...

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  17. Looks yummy... Would be a great combi with roti

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  18. Rajma chawal looks delicious, ultimate comfort food.

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  19. Yummy,love rajma chawal,nice one dear.

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  20. Rajma and Rice is one our favorite combination...

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  21. Used to be my favorite when I lived in Delhi Padhu - very appetizing plate you got there :)

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  22. Rajma rice is very healthy and the curry is tempting

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  23. Rajma Rice makes me hungry! Looks tasty..

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  24. Hi Padhu, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Sorry for my late visit. You have got a wonderful space. Happy to follow you.

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  25. i prepared rajma 2-3 days ago. I tried it with Chappaties.

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  26. inviting recipe...super rajma..

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  27. This is one of my comfort food..looks yummy and delicious!

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  28. I love rajma with rice. that is a classic combo

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  29. Comfort and yummy food, looks delicious.

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  30. This is my comfort food, bcoz my husband love to cook rajama and I sit down and watch him preparing it..love ur dish any way..nice presentation.

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  31. Nice blog.

    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi Padhu! There really isnt anything as comforting as Rajma Chawal! :) Nice recipe... Here is my version of it that was endorsed by my Punjabi mum-in-law, no less!! :D You can try this sometime for a change...
    http://theweekendepicurean.blogspot.com/2010/03/all-time-favourite-rajma.html

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  33. Looks delicious!

    http://www.myspicykitchen.net

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  34. HI Padhu, I tried this recipe and it came out very well! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Hi,
    I tried this today while this came out ok there was taste of tomatoes evident. Will try again.

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  36. Hi,
    I tried this recipe. It came out very well.. Thanks for the recipe. Expecting nice recipes for diwali..

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  37. supppppeeeeerrbbbb dint know making rama was so easy & looks tempting...tnxx a lot

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  38. Looks great. I have tasted thiner form of this rajma curry with rice in Andhra.If you know that version can you pl post?

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