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Monday, April 20, 2015


Rajma chawal is a simple yet delicious meal. Rajma is rich and iron and protein when it is combined with rice it is a great source of carbohydrates. So it makes a wholesome meal. It is great meal for kids lunch box too as it one of the favorite dish among the kids.

Ingredients  :

1 cup red kidney beans (soaked overnight) 
2 onions (finely chopped) 
6 cloves of garlic (chopped) 
1 tbsp ginger (grated) 
2 green chilies (finely chopped) 
2 tomatoes (grated) 
1 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) 
¾ tsp red chili powder 
½ tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp black pepper 
1 tsp coriander powder 
1 tsp garam masala 
Salt to taste 
1 tsp butter 
1 tbsp oil 

Ingredients for rice

1 cup rice 
3-4 cups of water 
1 tsp salt 

Rajma Chawal

Method for making Rajma curry :

Take a pan, add 3 cups of water along with soaked kidney beans and a pinch of salt. Cook for 20 to 30 minute till the beans is soft and tender.

Take a small bowl add all the spices, chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and pepper. Mix all the spices well.

Take a kadai, heat oil in it. Add the chopped onions; cook for 7-8 minute until onions turns golden brown in color.
Add the garlic,ginger and green chili, cook for a minute.
Make tamato puree using mixi or blender 

Then add  tomatoes puree and the spice mixture from the bowl. Cook for 7-8 minute till the mixture leaves oil.

Add 1/2 spoon of sugar

Add the cooked rajma along stock (Rajma boiled water) with butter and one cup of water. Let it cook for 30 minutes on the low flame.(if the rajma is cooked for more time it becomes more tastier as all the spices gets into it).

Take it out in a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with plain rice.

Method for making rice

Wash the rice properly and keep aside.soak the rice for 15 minutes

Take a pan, add water to it. Let it boil.

When water starts to boil, add rice and salt. Cook for 15 minute and then reduce the heat let it cook till the rice in completely soft but not mushy.

Keep stiring and check the grain in between 

If the grain is turned  soft and long rice,Switch off the heat and drain the starch water by pouring the rice and water over colander.
Transfer the rice in a bowl.
Serve hot.