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Rajma Masala Recipe

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On :
Wednesday, 29 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook / Stir Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
5

Ingredients

  • 250 gms - Red kidney beans (dry)
  • 2 - Onions, medium sized, pureed raw in a blender
  • 2 - Large tomatoes, pureed raw in a blender
  • 1 tbsp - Garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp - Ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp - Green chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp - Soda bicarbonate
  • 3 - Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tsp - Coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp - Tomato puree
  • 5 tbsp - Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Rajma Masala:

    1. Soak red kidney beans for 8 hours (preferably overnight).
    2. Cook in a pressure cooker with 1 tsp salt, soda bicarbonate and 1 litre of water.
    3. After the steam is released twice, reduce heat and cook for 10 mins.
    4. When cool, open the cooker and drain water. Reserve water for gravy.
    5. Heat pan, add 4 tbsp oil, when hot add bay leaves and pureed onions and fry until pink.
    6. Add garlic and green chillies.
    7. After 1 minute, add powdered spices and within 10 seconds, add raw pureed tomato and ginger, cook for 6 mins.
    8. Add cooked red kidney beans and salt, mix well and saute for 3 mins. Then add 2 - 2.5 cups of reserved water and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium heat (The amount of water can be varied depending on the consistency desired)
    9. Add the canned tomato puree, cook for 2 mins.
    10. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.



     

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