Thursday, March 5, 2009

Rajma Chawal

Kadi Chawal And Rajma Chawal , One Of My most Favorite Dish Till Now,
This dish I Still Remember one summer holiday when me and my Di, (elder Sister) Went to Our Grand Mother's house for vacations ,One after noon My grandmother cooked this Delicious dish (Rajma Rice) for dinner for 15 people of our house and went to market , You Wont Imagine that that whole food was gorged by 2 little girls (me and Di) , and after returning From Market What Nani (grand ma) did to us That's indescribable, Still I want to share the same recipe here, Hope your tiny totes will enjoy this dish same as we still .Because still disappears in a jiffy .

Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

  • Dried kidney beans: 250 gms, (soaked for minimum 8 hours.)
  • Water: 1 litre,
  • Red chilly powder: 1/3 tsp, (I Use degi Mirch )
  • Turmeric powder: 1/3 tsp,
  • Ghee: 2 Table sp.(ghee is best taste in kidney beans)
  • Ajwain: 1/2 tbsp,
  • Coriander powder: 2 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds: 1 T.sp.
  • Fennel seeds: 1/2 tsp.
  • Chopped ginger: 2 Table Sp.
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp.
  • Tomatoes (chopped): 4 Table sp.
  • Fresh coriander (chopped): 1 Table Sp.
  • Salt: to taste.

Method For Rajma :
  1. Soak dried Rajma in water for at least eight hours.
  2. Boil till beans are soft and tender but not broken. (aprox 1/2 hour on sim after 1st whistle of pressure cooker)
  3. Mash Few Beans and mix them well with remaining Rajma.
  4. Drain (save the cooked water) and keep aside.
  5. Save the water it is cooked in aside.
  6. Dry Roast On Hot Tawa & Grind the cumin seeds, fennel seeds and ajwain seeds to a powder.
  7. Add Coriander Powder to this powdered spice mix.
  8. Heat ghee in a pan and sauté ginger.
  9. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes and ground powder .
  10. Mix well. Now add the Rajma and the water it was boiled in.
  11. Now add the salt and garam masala. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  12. Serve with Hot Plain Rice.(recipe separately Included)

Handy Hints :
  • These are Meant to be served with plain steam Good Rice.
  • If The gravy seems thick add little more water.
  • You can add Minced Onion and Garlic too while frying the Masala ,For that First Fry Onion Garlic then add rest of the spices and tomotes as given above .



Thank you so much for the recipe. It was delicious.

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