Special Rajma Gravy

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 gms - rajma (kidney beans)
  • 3-4 tomatoes, roughly diced
  • 2 onions, big (chopped)
  • 3-4 garlic (chopped)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 2 green cardamoms (crushed)
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 piece - star anise
  • 1 small stick - cinnamon (preferably Srilankan cinnamon stick)
  • 5-6 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tbsp - ghee
  • 1 split half - green chilli
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • 1/2 cup - curd
  • Seasoning: 1.5 tsp - fennel powder
  • 1.5 tsp - cumin powder
  • 2-3 tbsp - chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • Garnish: Grated cottage cheese
  • Coriander
  • whipped cream
  • Accompaniments: Theplas
  • Phulkas
  • Roti
  • Long grain rice
  • Cucumber Raita/thick yogurt

How to Make Special Rajma Gravy

  • Pre-preparation:
  • Soak the beans in water for at least 8 hours or best leave it overnight.
  • Beat the curd in a blender and keep aside before adding the seasoning.
  • Pressure cook the beans with salt till soft and easy to mash.
  • Once cooked remove from water and add the beans in a blender and blend till coarse and not a fine paste.
  • Remove and keep aside. Do not throw away the water it was pressure cooked in.
  • It will help dilute the beans later.
  • In a heavy bottom wok add oil and ghee and heat.
  • Add bay leaf, star anise, cloves, cardamom and saute till you get the aroma.
  • Ensure it's not burnt but just fried enough to release the flavours.
  • Add, chopped ginger, garlic, onion and sugar. Let it caramelize.
  • Once brown add the tomatoes and cook till well mashed.
  • Reduce heat completely and add the beaten curd.
  • Once mixed well add the seasoning ingredients and stir till well incorporated.
  • To this mixture add the blended beans and stir again till all the ingredients come together.
  • Let it simmer for ten minutes to infuse all the masala in the beans.
  • Serve hot with accompaniments garnished with coriander and a swirl of fresh cream.