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