Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rajma / Red kidney beans curry

Today let us see how to make this Rajma curry. It is a traditional north Indian dish. Rajma curry is a blending of equal proportion of spices to the fresh Rajma beans. It is quite spicy too so watch out before giving to kids.
Nutritional facts:
About 1000 grams of boiled rajma beans contains 140 calories, 5.7 grams of protein, and 9.0 grams of fat and nearly 17.8 grams of carbohydrates.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serving: 4 members

For masala paste:
Big Tomatoes – 2
Garlic pods – 5
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Dry red chili – 6
Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
Other ingredients:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Green chili – 1, slit
Boiled Red kidney beans/ Rajma – 1 cup
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Cilantro to garnish

1. Add tomatoes, garlic, ginger, dry red chilies, and coriander seeds into a blender and blend it into a smooth paste without adding water.
2. Heat oil in pan, Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell disappears and oil leaves the sides of the masala. It will take about 8 – 9 mins.
3. Add the green chili and enough amount of water, cook for about 5 mins.
4. Now add the boiled Red kidney beans/ Rajma and give a good mix. Let them cook for about 15 mins on a low flame.
5. Now add the garam masala, salt and cook for 2- 3 mins. Switch of the flame and garnish with cilantro.
6. Spicy and delicious Rajma curry is ready.

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