Red Kidney Beans Cutlets ( Rajmah Cutlets)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - red kidney beans soaked for about 8 hours with a pinch of soda (soda is optional)
  • 4 - small potatoes
  • 2 cups - mixed vegetables (eg. beans, carrots and peas)
  • 4 slices - bread (powdered in a spice grinder to a coarse mixture)
  • 1/4 cup - semolina
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder (optional or according to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • Grind together:
  • 4 - green chillies
  • handful - cilantro (coriander leaves), chopped fine
  • 1 inch piece - ginger
  • a little extra oil to shallow fry the cutlets

How to Make Red Kidney Beans Cutlets ( Rajmah Cutlets)

  • Soak red kidney beans for about 8 hours or overnight with a pinch of soda (the soda is optional). Drain red kidney beans and place in a pot with fresh water and simmer on a low heat until cooked. Alternatively drain red kidney beans and place in a pressure cooker with sufficient water and cook until soft.
  • Cook potatoes with skin either in the pressure cooker or stove top or microwave until soft and keep aside.
  • When the potatoes are cool, peel potatoes, mash them and keep aside.
  • Grind together green chillies, handful of cilantro and ginger until it becomes a fine paste.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds to it.
  • When cumin seeds begin to splutter, add the mixed vegetables to it. Add salt to taste, chilli powder, garam masala. Sprinkle a few drops of water and cook on a low flame until it is soft.
  • Add mashed potatoes to the cooked vegetables and mix well.
  • Add cooked red kidney beans to this mixture and mix well.
  • Using the back of your spatula or a potato masher, mash the mixture gently until most of the vegetables, beans and potatoes get mashed.
  • Add bread crumbs and semolina to this mixture and mix well.
  • Cool slightly and form lemon sized balls and flatten it slightly.
  • Heat a flat pan/ griddle/ tawa on medium high, place the flattened cutlets on them and add a few drops of oil around the cutlets.
  • Turn over and fry the other side similarly.
  • Serve hot with ketchup as a snack or use the cutlets in your burger or sandwich or serve as an appetizer.