Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rajma Chawal



















Rajma Chawal is a simple yet delicious meal for Sunday afternoon or after a hard day’s work. A little planning is required. It is important to soak Rajma (Kidney beans) for 7-8 hours. Jammu Rajma or Kashmiri Rajma is a variety of Rajma which is smaller and red in colour. I prefer this variety over other varieties as it takes only 15 minutes to cook Jammu Rajma whereas other varieties take minimum 25 minutes to cook. Also it is tasty and looks good.
Ingredients :

1 cup Jammu Rajma
Onions – 2 big (chopped finely)
Tomatoes – 2 big (grated)
Ginger – 1 tbsp (grated)
Green Chillies – 2 (whole)
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp. (chopped)
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.
Dhania powder – 1 ½ tsp.
Red chilli powder – ¾ tsp.
Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
Oil – 1 tbsp.
Salt – As per tast.

Method :

1. Soak Rajma in water for 7-8 hours.
2. Discard water (some people use it).
3. Add 4 cups of water and salt. Cook for 15 minutes.
4. In a kadai put oil, fry onions for few minutes.
5. Fry ginger and whole green chillies.
6. Fry grated tomatoes and then add all the masalas.
7. Add the cooked Rajma. Simmer for a few minutes.
8. Add more water if required.
9. Garnish with coriander.
10. Serve hot with Rice.

21 comments:

Lakshmik said...

Hi Manju

I make Rajma almost the same way except that I add Rajma masala. I also have a vermicelli upma recipe to post. Your blog has one too. Will post my version soon.

trupti said...

Great looking dish and so filling too-isn't it? My husband doesn't like rajma but I do.and will try your recipe, maybe he will change his mind!

~Trupti

Lakshmi said...

nice dish, same what trupti said, even my husband is not much interested, but I do.

Nidhi said...

WOW! The plate looks very inviting and yummy.
Its my favourite comfort food.....I just love it.
Thanks, Nidhi.

Krithika said...

Love Rajma chawal. Pic looks good

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajma chawal looks yummy. Rajma is one pulse that my kids never say no to. S ure gonna try this as it is my hubby's favourite too.
Chk here for another version of Rajma curry:
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/15823-post96.html

Shan said...

hi there . . . Nice recipie. Good for bachelors like me who like to have home food once in a while :)

Ajeeta said...

hey!
how many people would 1cup rajma serve?

thanks!

sowji said...

Hey! Tried this today. It came out very well. I enjoyed it. As usually my husband din't like it. But I loved it with Chapati's. Thanks! Keep Posting.

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George said...

Excellent, I was in hunt for a good rajma recipe and I think I will be making it this weekend, let you know soon.

I always love steaming hot rajma and steaming hot white rice together. But have not made it together like this. And I'll be making this soon now.


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