Friday, January 21, 2011

Rajma(kidney beans)

Rajma(kidney beans)is a very popular north Indian Dal.I learnt to make most of my north Indian food from my friend Jyoti in Singapore when i started my family.I often make this Dal because it is very tasty and my kids love it.



Ingredients


Rajma
200gms
onions
3
Tomatoes
3
Coriander leaves
For garnishing
Turmeric powder
1/2tsp
Chili powder
1tsp
Garam masala powder
1tsp
salt
To taste
Jaggery or sugar
1tsp
Coriander powder
1tsp

To grind


Ginger
Small piece
Garlic
3 or 4 pods
Mint leaves
2tbs
Tomato
half
Onion
half


To season

Cumin seeds
1tsp
cloves
4
cardamom
2
Cinnamon
1inch
                                          
Method


            Soak rajma seeds overnight.pressure cook the Dal for 25minutes with salt and turmeric powder.


Chop onions and tomatoes.Grind some onions,tomatoes,ginger,garlic,mint leaves into a paste.


Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds,cloves,cinnamon,cardamom and  cut onions and fry till brown then add cut tomatoes and the ground paste and  fry until raw smell goes.

                                 Add turmeric powder,chili powder,coriander powder and salt


                                           mash some cooked rajma and add it to the gravy


                                            add the boiled rajma(beans) and garam masala powder.


             Boil till the gravy thickens.Add jaggery(optional)at the end and garnish with coriander leaves.


 Serve hot with rotis or rice


2 comments:

RENU said...

hi
i made this today n i simply loved it.it s simple to make n tasty to eat.thanks a lot.

uma shankar said...

Thank you renu!