Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rajma Masala (Kidney Beans)

Kidney beans is a kidney shaped bean which can be seen in red, brown and black colour.It has immense nutrtional value and is good for reducing cholestrol and controlling Diabetes.This is a thick gravy which goes good with rice or chapathi.

Rajma (kidney beans) - ½ cup
Finely chopped onion - 2nos
Finely chopped tomato - 2nos
Finely chopped green chilies - 2nos
Grated garlic - ½ tsp
Grated ginger - ½ tsp
Chilly powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Garam masala - ½ tsp
Heavy cream or milk - 4tsp
Cumin (jeerakam) powder - ¼ tsp
Oil - 4tsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Slat to taste
Cilantro - a few
How to prepare
=►Soak rajma overnight and cook it until tender and keep it aside ( cooker 4-5 whistle).
=►Heat 4 tsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow it to crack.
=►When it cracks add green chilies, grated garlic and ginger into it.
=►Saute it well till the raw smell of garlic goes off.
=►Add finely chopped onion and fry it till the onion turns light brown.
=►Add chilly, coriander, turemric powders and garam masala into it.
=►Saute it for 1-2min on sim flame and add salt, cumin powder &
finely chopped tomato into it.
=►Mix it properly and allow it cook for another 4-5min on medium flame.
Tomato would have completely mixed in it by now.
=►Add boiled rajma and mix well and cook it for 5-7min on medium flame.
=►Next add 4tsp of heavy cream or milk into it and allow it to boil for couple of minutes.
=►Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with chapathi or rice.

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