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Indian Rajma (kidney beans curry)

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pratiksha srivastava

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
60
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
cinnamon stick
bay leaf
black cardamom pods
1 tsp black cumin seeds
onion
1 slice ground ginger
5 cloves garlic
tomatoes
dried chili
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp black peppercorn
1 tsp garam masala
128 g dry kidney beans

Utensils

  • frying pan
  • wok
  • Step 1/5

    • 128 g dry kidney beans

    Soak dry kidney beans overnight.

  • Step 2/5

    In a pressure cooker. Add overnight soaked kidney beans. Then add water in just covering the kidney beans. Add black cardamom, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. add 1 tsp salt to it. Pressure cook for 15-20 min. The kidney beans should be easily mashed. If not pressure cook for 1-2 more whistles.
    • cinnamon stick
    • bay leaf
    • black cardamom pods

    In a pressure cooker. Add overnight soaked kidney beans. Then add water in just covering the kidney beans. Add black cardamom, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. add 1 tsp salt to it. Pressure cook for 15-20 min. The kidney beans should be easily mashed. If not pressure cook for 1-2 more whistles.

  • Step 3/5

    In Indian cooking, we make onion tomato paste to make the base of the gravy. so to make a puree/paste. In a pan add 2 tbsp of clarified butter or any oil of your preference. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds. Add the onion and cook it till it turns brown. Then add ginger and garlic. Add 2 tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes till it loses moisture. Add 1/4 cup water close the lid of the pan and cook. Add 1/2 tsp ginger powder. Cool it for some time. Grind everything in a grinder into a paste.
    • 1 tsp black cumin seeds
    • onion
    • 1 slice ground ginger
    • 5 cloves garlic
    • tomatoes
    • frying pan

    In Indian cooking, we make onion tomato paste to make the base of the gravy. so to make a puree/paste. In a pan add 2 tbsp of clarified butter or any oil of your preference. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds. Add the onion and cook it till it turns brown. Then add ginger and garlic. Add 2 tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes till it loses moisture. Add 1/4 cup water close the lid of the pan and cook. Add 1/2 tsp ginger powder. Cool it for some time. Grind everything in a grinder into a paste.

  • Step 4/5

    In a wok. Heat oil add 1 TSP red chilli powder. Add the onion tomato paste. Cook it till the oil separates. The paste should look dark red brownish colour. Add 2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp tumeric powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder. This process should take at least 15 min.
    • dried chili
    • 2 tsp ground coriander
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • ½ tsp black peppercorn
    • wok

    In a wok. Heat oil add 1 TSP red chilli powder. Add the onion tomato paste. Cook it till the oil separates. The paste should look dark red brownish colour. Add 2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp tumeric powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder. This process should take at least 15 min.

  • Step 5/5

    In the wok. Add the rajma with its water. Let it cook for 10 min on low flame. so that all the flavour mix in. To finish add chopped coriander leaves, 1 TSP Garam masala and 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder. make sure it's roasted. give it a mix. You can adjust the consistency of the gravy according to your wish! Enjoy this with steamed rice.

    In the wok. Add the rajma with its water. Let it cook for 10 min on low flame. so that all the flavour mix in. To finish add chopped coriander leaves, 1 TSP Garam masala and 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder. make sure it's roasted. give it a mix. You can adjust the consistency of the gravy according to your wish! Enjoy this with steamed rice.

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