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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

RAJMA MASALA RECIPE | RED KIDNEY BEANS MASALA


   Rajma masala is an authentic Punjabi dish which i have tasted many times in restaurants. Though i make Dal makhani at home , rajma masala is a rare one that i make at home. Recently during our trip to Vietnam, we were served jeera rice and rajma masala in the flight and my son Varun enjoyed it a lot. He asked me to make rajma masala at home one day. I totally forgot that and last week one day he pleaded me to make rajma masala for dinner after coming from school. But i didn’t soak rajma previous night. Finally i bought  the canned red kidney beans and rajma masala for him.
Rajma masala 2
INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 3-4)
RAJMA | RED KIDNEY BEANS (COOKED)* 1 AND 1/2 CUP
ONION 2
BAY LEAF 1
TOMATO 2
GARAM MASALA 1/4 TSP
CORIANDER POWDER 1/2TSP
JEERA POWDER 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
OIL 1 TBLSP
SALT TO TASTE
KASOORI METHI 1/4 TSP
MILK | CREAM 1/4 CUP
* I used 2 canned red kidney beans.
Rajma masala 3
METHOD:
  • If using the dry rajma, soak it for 10 to 12 hours and cook till 6-7 whistles in a pressure cooker or till it becomes soft. Add salt and bay leaf while cooking. Discard the bay leaf later. Reserve the cooked water.
  • If using canned one, drain the excess water and wash it thoroughly.
  • Chop the onions very finely. Alternatively you can make the onion into a fine paste too.
red kidney beans onion
  • In a pan add the oil and add the bay leaf ( since i used the canned rajma i have added bay leaf now) If using dry one, add bay leaf while cooking itself.
  • Throw in the onions and saute for few minutes in a low flame till it turns pink.
  • Add the garam masala powder at this stage and saute for few minutes. Adding garam masala at this stage will give a nice flavor to the curry.
Rajma masala Onion + garam masala
  • Puree the tomatoes and add it to the onion garam masala mix.
  • Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and coriander powder.
Tomato puree add powders
  • Mix well and saute well till the raw smell goes off and the gravy oozes out oil.
  • Add the red kidney beans to this.
Fry Add rajma
  • If you cooked the rajma add the reserved water which u used for cooking else add 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Add the kasoori methi. Check for salt.
add water Add kasoori methi
  • Allow this boil for few minutes and add the milk.  I used full cream milk for a creamy texture. You can use cream or evaporated milk too.
  • Keep the flame low and cook it for 20 minutes . Stir in between.
  • Creamy and finger licking Rajma masala is ready to serve.
  • Serve with roti | jeera rice.
Rajma masala 1
Note:
  • Ginger garlic paste can be added after adding onions.
  • Use the best variety of red kidney beans, else it will not get cooked.
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32 comments:

  1. Its in my try list for a long time. Tempting clicks..Must try soon.

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  2. Nice pics. Rajma masala is my all time fave, this with rice is a heavenly combo.

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  3. Rajma and Chawal is a hot favorite combination at my place..my comfort food!!

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  4. I used to make this a lot..but long time now..looks delicious!!!

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  5. Rajma sabzi is a very comforting side with fresh hot rice....

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  6. whenever i plan to make this, i forget to soak the beans. always happens and a packet is left unopened in my fridge!

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  7. lovely one jey ! have to try !

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  8. My fav! Who can resist them...
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  9. yummy rajama sis and have this anytime

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  10. delicious and healthy recipe...

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  11. Looks delicious...but I also make it very rarely

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  12. So tempting recipe, looks yummy.

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  13. Wonderfully pictured. Drool. Drool

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  14. nicely done and well presented

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  15. I havenot tried tinned rajma for this, should try, sounds easy :)

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  16. One of the fav at home too..looks nice

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  17. Such a healthy and traditional dish.. looks perfect.

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  18. perfectly done curry...every step is so well explained with clear pics jeyashri

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  19. Looks super delicious. We love rajma in out family.

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  20. This is my fav anytime...love the deep color of the gravy!

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  21. Jey I love the clicks. Almost looks like its out of a restaurant. I am sure your son must have enjoyed!

    Shobha
    www.anubhavati.wordpress.com

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  22. Looks superb and nice clicks

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  23. Nice picks and really tempting.I make it the same way but for the milk/cream, will give it a try next time.

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  24. I am such a fan of this dish.. Lovely step wise pics..

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  25. Is milk essential in this recipe?

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    1. Milk gives a creamy texture to this rajma, though u can omit, but i highly recommend to add milk

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  26. good one i tried and came out well

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