Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spicy Red Kidney Bean | Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala a popular north Indian Treats .So this time I prepared one spicy red beans curry. I prepared it with some major spicy ingredients. A specific garam masala and rajma masala which I prepared at home. It will be bit rich and hot. It can goes very well with any paratha,chapathi or naan. To make little sour in taste I used dried mango powder. You can try little tamarind pulp too. And curd I used only after preparation. But my suggestion is whenever you are preparing this recipe make it little tangy and hot in flavor. Dears I am telling you one particular rajma masala. Make it and store it in a container and use when you require. Hope you will like it. And use a handful coriander leaves which brings more taste in your Rajma Masala. Now take a look on the recipe and masala.

Spicy Red Kidney Bean | Rajma Masala

Recipe by Nabanita Das
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins

  • 2 cups Rajma / Red Kidney Beans (soaked over night)
  • 2 onion medium Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 Tomato Fine paste
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 3 tbsp Garam Masala powder (Cloves,Cinnamon,Black cardamom)
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 4 tbsp Curd/yogurt
  • 4 tbsp Homemade Rajma Masala (see below)
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
Cooking Directions
  1. Pressure Cook soaked rajma with little salt and turmeric powder till 5 whistles. Keep it close until steam is there.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai.
  3. Add bay leaf.
  4. Add chopped onion,ginger paste and garlic paste until raw fragrant goes out.
  5. Now add tomato puree, turmeric powder and red chili powder and saute a little.
  6. Now add little mashed rajma beans and fry for a while.
  7. Add homemade rajma Masala and garam masala powder and fry until oils come out.
  8. Sprinkle little water if needed.
  9. Now add cooked Rajma and water as much you require.
  10. Adjust seasoning.
  11. Bring it to boil.
  12. Sprinkle lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and cover to give standing time.
  13. Spread curd and serve hot with chapathi or paratha.
Homemade Rajma Masala 

Ingredients :
  • Cinnamon stick 2 inch.
  • Green Cardamoms 2
  • Cloves 4
  • Black peppercorn 10-12
  • Fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 3/4 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • Red Chili 2-3
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Dried Mango Powder 2 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder
Method : 

Roast all whole spices until fragrant comes out.
Let it be cool.
Grind that one into fine powder.
Now add asafoetida and dried mango powder and mix well.
Now Rajma masala is ready.
Store and use when you want.

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Vidya Chandrahas said...

Tempting and yummy rajma masala.

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very yummy curry dear...

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy recipe.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very inviting and luscious rajma masala. Yummy. Perfectly baniyecho Pinky.

today's recipe:

pria said...

you know what, even im making rajma today :) yours looks inviting dear

Priya Suresh said...

Yummy, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

Unknown said...

Healthy and delicious rajma.. Love that you have added home made masala..

Asiya Omar said...

Looks healthy and flavourful.

Unknown said...

healthy curry:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting and mouthwatering

Divya A said...

Rajma masala sounds super flavorful dear :)

Shanthi said...

Yummy and tempting

Akila said...

Very tempting masala... When u get time visit my space

Unknown said...

Thanks To all of You Dears... Thanks for your Nice supports... Lovely Lovely comments.

Unknown said...

Healthy and delicious rajma..New to here..Happy to Follow u...



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