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Monday, March 11, 2013

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Rajma masala makes appearance rarely in my kitchen, coz, the first time I blundered the recipe as the rajma dint get cooked. How much ever I pressure cook it, it remained same. Then this time, I bought it in local supermarket- fairprice, instead of Mustafa. It was more in red colour than deep dark red, that I bought in Mustafa. This one cooked perfect. So the key is to choose rajma that is redish in colour than the deep dark red rajma variety. Otherwise, this rajama masala is really tasty and creamy. I just made it like I make Dal Makhani. Aj also liked it very much. We had it with ghee smeared Roti, it was tasting heaven!Drooling.

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Rajma masala recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 15 mins + overnight soaking    |  Cook time: 35 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients

Rajma (red kidney beans)  1 cup 
Onion  2 
Tomato  3 
Green chilli  2 
Ginger garlic paste   1 tsp 
Kasoori methi  1 tsp 
Red chilli powder  1 tsp 
Garam masala powder  1/4 tsp 
Coriander seeds powder
(Dhaniya powder)
 2 tsp 
Cream/ evaporated milk  2- 3  tblsp
Salt  As needed 

 

To temper


Oil 1 tblsp
Cinnamon 1 small piece
Elachi 1
Cloves 1
Bay leaf 1


Method

  1. Soak Rajma for 12 hours (overnight) and drain the water. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles,with enough water to immerse the rajma completely. Once done, reserve the water.1-rajma
  2. Chop onions and tomatoes finely. In a kadai/ pan, heat oil and season with cinnamon, elachi, cloves and bay leaf. Add the chopped onion. Fry till transparent.2-rajma
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and give it a fry for a minute or two. Add chopped tomatoes, slit green chillies. Mix well.3-rajma
  4. Add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and dhaniya powder. Cook in medium flame for 4-5 minutes until the raw smell goes away. Add kasoori methi crushed in between your hands.4-rajma
  5. Add the rajama and cook in medium flame for 5 minutes. Add the reserved water and cook for another 4-5 minutes.5-rajma
  6. Mix well, by now the water should have reduced and now, add 1 cup water and cook in medium flame for another 5-8 minutes.6-rajma
  7. And lastly add cream or evaporated milk and mix well. Just heat it for a minute. Do not let it boil. Switch off the flame.7-rajma

Notes
    • As I said before, choose red rajama, not the deep red (blackish red) for easy cooking.
    • Do not overcook rajma.
    • Cooking in the masala for long time makes it really tasty.
    • Instead of ginger garlic paste, you can use chopped ginger and chopped garlic. Or chopped ginger alone too works fine.
    • I have used evaporated milk, you can use cream or even milk. But do not boil it after you add it, just heat up and switch off.

Goes well with steamed basmati rice or roti too. I love to have it with rice the best Happy.

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61 comments:

  1. healthy and delicious gravy, love it :)

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  2. i use canned beans which makes it even quicker :)

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    1. did you soak the canned one for 12 hours or used it rite away?

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    2. If canned can use it right away no need to soak

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  3. The picture is so tempting..lovely..goes well with steamed basmati rice actually..

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  4. I love rajma in any form....looks yummy

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  5. This is in my try list , must try soon. tempting clicks :)

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  6. Curry looks delicious Raks. Inviting pictures.

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  7. Beautiful presentation

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  8. Me too tired of cooking the rajma from mustafa. Got an pack of rajma from fairprice this time. Finger licking gravy. Pretty clicks

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  9. looks absolutely yummy... love the addition of evaporated milk... i really love ur page, gives a good feel about how delicious veg cooking can be!!! :)

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  10. I love Rajma with flaky parathas,looks delicious!

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  11. Delicious curry for chapatti or Jeera rice its my all time fav...neat clicks

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  12. Looks yum ...love this always

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  13. Such a protein packed dish, excellent pair of rotis as well as for rice.

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  14. Rajma and chawal is the most adored combination at my place..You can even try pink colored skin rajma,I just love them as they cook very nicely and adds the creamy texture by themselves to the gravy

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  15. This combination (rajma-chawal) rocks..But last time when I bought I had tough time to boil the rajmas as they were hard like stone even after cooking 40 min pressure cooker. Gravy looks so inviting also I never added cream or milk...

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  16. Beautiful clicks. Rajma looks so beautiful through your eyes.

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  17. I love rajma with rice or chapathies, and your rajma curry looks so good.

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  18. Picture perfect rajma. A thorough professional preparation, nice click.

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  19. Beautiful clicks...so impressed of ur step by step explanation...
    First time here u have great place..
    Happy to follow u :)

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  20. Looks tempting, wonderful masala great with pulkah

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  21. Delicious masala,haven't tried at home...wanna make soon:)

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  22. Even i too have experienced the above variety of rajma cooks soon.Yummy masala.

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  23. wow..delicious and tempting .lovely clicks too...

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  24. Lovely presentation raks!!!! I too sothapified rajma when I cooked it first time. It has improved a lot now. I don't add kasuri methi though! !!! Will try adding next time! !!!

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  25. protein packed healthy curry looks so good..

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  26. creamy and delicious rajma masala...excellent preparation!

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  27. What an amazing recipe. I think you should send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event :)

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  28. It looks very yummy..what is the cream i can use for this.. can you tell me the brand name which will be good.
    I always use your blog for cooking as am beginner for cooking and everything turns out delicious..You are a wonderful and dedicated chef

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    1. I always use Nestle cream. Its easily available in shops.

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    2. I see many recipes have fresh cream and without that I am not able to try your recipes. Do you know which shops in US have that Nestle Cream? Thank you

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  29. looks so yummy and creamy I started buying Rajma from NTUC for last 5 years -)

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  30. Rajma chawal is one of my favorite meals...

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  31. rajma masala looks fabulous....

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  32. Picture beautiful Rajma.... So tempting... looks soooo good!!!
    Sowmya
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  33. Yummy and creamy looking Rajma. I too love adding kasoor methi in these dishes.

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  34. Creamy yummy rajma masala...looks very appetizing!!

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  35. it tuned out to be the best rajma I ever made- thanks to you!!My kids loved it:)Awesome pictures!

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  36. Looks delicious and nice clicks...

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  37. Looks delicious and nice clicks...

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  38. I cooked it today and its yumm..good recipe

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  39. instead of cream can we add any other thing

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  40. Thanks for bringing out the best in me.It was delicious :D

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  41. its delicious....i tried it...umm yummy

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  42. awesome... I am gonna try this today... socked Rajma in the morning... hope it would be ready to be cooked by the time I reach home in the evening. :D

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  43. Hi, It all started with the palak paneer..... My husband loved it....and now Rajma......simply loved it....I am an amateur cook and ure recipes are really helping.....u make veggies look so good.....thanks for the lovely work u doing and helping us amateurs to become distant cooks.... Thanks

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  44. Mostly all punjabi recipes have Onion and Milk used together. Are they not opposite food items? And, shouldn't be consumed together?

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    1. Oh is it so? I am hearing for first time.

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  45. What can I use in place of onions ?!
    We don't use onions !! :(

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    1. Just skip it and try, it should be fine I think.

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  46. what can i use in place of kasoori methi?

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    1. I dont think there is any substitute for kasoori methi. It adds a great flavor to the gravy, so better use it.

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  47. This is my try list, must try soon. Nice click:)

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  48. I am having small white soya beans...shall I use this to prepare rajma masala? ?

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    1. Sure you can try. It will get cooked sooner.

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