Sunday, 22 January 2012

Rajma

This is just the basic rajma recipe. We enjoyed it with some warm rotis. You can change this recipe a little by adding some spinach or potato to it as well



Ingredients

Rajma 2 cups
Onions 2
Tomato 4
Rajma Masala 4 tsp
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 3 pods
Green Chillies 2
Curry Leaves few

Star Anise 3
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Clove 3
Cardamom 1
Bayleaf 1
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the rajma over night and cook in a pressure cooker till it is cooked well but has the shape. In my cooker, I needed 4 whistles.

2. In a pan, heat some oil. Add chopped Ginger, chopped Garlic, Green Chillies slit, Curry Leaves, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Bayleaf, Fennel seeds, Jeera to it.

3. When it sizzles, add the chopped onions.

4. When it browns a little, add the tomato and cook till it is well done and oil starts to ooze.

5. Add Rajma Masala and salt and mix well.

6. Drain water from the rajma (keep some water with you). Add the rajma to the pan. If required, add some of the cooking water back to the pan.

7. Simmer for a few minutes.

Rajma is ready to be served. Rajma and rice with a little mango pickle make an excellent combination. I also love Rajma as a side dish for curd rice. :-)

7 comments:

  1. i make rajma by adding cocnut milk , will surely try this way next time....

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  2. Never a big fan of rajmas..but this bowl sure looks delicious.

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  3. YUMMY ONE

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  4. Was searching for some gud rajma recipeeee.....thank u dear!!!

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  5. Would love to have with a bowl of rice,nutritious rajma masala.

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  6. makes a healthy combo with my tandoori roti now..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  7. Looks yummy and tasty...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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