Rajma (kidney beans)

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    This is a typical Punjabi recipe that is enjoyed with rice by all!


    Pennsylvania, United States
    7 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 lb red kidney beans
    • 2 inch fresh ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 3 tomatoes
    • 2 tsp garam masala
    • 2 tsp coriander powder
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 onion finely chopped
    • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/4 tsp heeng
    • 3 tsp vegetable oil
    • 2 sprigs fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min preserving  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Soak the kidney beans overnight.
    2. Boil the rajma in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes (2 whistles) with the turmeric powder and salt.
    3. Chop the onions and tomatoes and saute in oil with the minced ginger, garlic and cumin seeds.
    4. Add garam masala, coriander powder, heeng and red chili powder and let it simmer for for two minutes.
    5. Add the rajma, add two tsp of curd and let it boil for five minutes.
    6. Add fresh coriander leaves and serve.

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    Very good. I used fenugreek and black salt instead of the heeng, which I can't find in my area. Thank you for the recipe.  -  12 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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