December 6, 2008
Rajma(Spicy kidney beans Gravy)
Everyone has their own way of making gravies. I have tried different methods and liked all of them. Today I made a simplified version of Rajma by grinding all the ingredients together and simmering the mixture for some time. It was very tasty. My husband was carried away with the aroma of Rajma when he entered the house.
To grind to a fine paste:
Onion(cut into big pieces)-1 small
Tomatoes(cut into big pieces)-4 small
Ginger-1 inch piece
Coriander leaves-a handful
Cinnamon-2 inch stick
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder-as per your spice level
Badshah Kitchen king masala-2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Red kidney beans(Soaked for 7 hours)-1 cup
Coriander leaves-to garnish
Lime juice-from 1/2 lime
Grind all the ingredients listed above to a fine paste without adding water.
Pressure cook red kidney beans till soft.
Heat oil in a pan, add jeera. When it crackles, add the ground paste. Add some water and bring it to gravy consistency. When the mixture starts boiling, simmer and let it cook on very low flame till oil starts to float on top(about 1/2 hr). Add cooked kidney beans and yogurt and simmer for another 10 minutes. Squeeze lime juice on the gravy just before serving. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot chapathis or rice.
Red kidney bean is an excellent source of protein, iron and fiber. For more information click here
This goes to My legume love affair-sixth helping event hosted by Tasty palettes and Susan
Also sending this to Eat healthy-during pregnancy event hosted by Sangeeth.