Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rajma Masala

Tastes great with roti or naan. I follow an easy method to make Rajma. Instead of grinding the masala I use store bought Rajma masala in the recipe. No one will be able to make out the difference and all you need is just a few ingredients. Here goes the recipe.

1 15 ounce can of kidney beans
1 medium onion
1 cup of crushed tomato
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste
2 tsps of lime juice
1 tsp of red chilli powder
1 tsp of rajma masala (substitute with garam masala powder if you do not have this on hand)
Salt to taste
2-3 tsps of oil
A pat of butter
Fresh coriander for garnish

Method1. Chop the onions finely.
2. Pour the oil in a pan. Add the butter.
3. Sauté the onions and ginger garlic paste.
4. Add the tomatoes and cook till the raw smell disappears.
5. Add the red chilli powder and rajma masala and mix till they blend with the tomatoes.
6. Open the can of red kidney beans, drain the beans and rinse in water.
7. Add to the onion-tomato mix.
8. Add salt. At this stage you can add some water if you think the gravy is too thick.
9. Simmer till it reaches the desired consistency.
10. Switch off the stove and add the lime juice and fresh coriander.

Serving size - 1/2 cup
Number of servings - 4


Vcuisine said...

Looks perfect. Very nice. Viji

Sia's corner said...

oh lakshmi,
u r on a long sail girl:) rajma is my all time fav... i love the dark colour of it and taste of it:) it looks absolutely divine... my mouth is watering;)

Tweety said...

OMG, that was so fast!...I wasn't even done posting it and boom I see your comment :)
Also, I saw your methi mutter and got zapped, coz that's exactly what I made on Monday and thought of posting it tomorrow :)

Lakshmik said...

Hi Tweety

Yes. Of late, I have been coming across recipes that use the same veggie or ingredient. It's so good to see so many new recipes.

Also I think you and me work on the same veggies and recipes most of the time. Great minds think alike :)

Tanuja said...

Hi Lashmik,

U have great blog, Thanks for sharing such a yummy colourful recipe.

Asha said...

Easy peasy Rajma! Love it, thanks.

Lakshmi said...

so many yummy dishes Lakshmi.
take care and Happy Thanksgiving.


Mythreyee said...

looks so yummy, want to give it a shot sometime this week. thanks for sharing the recipe.