Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rajma Masala (Kidney Bean Curry)

1 Cup Kidney Bean (Soaked overnight)
1tsp Cumin seed
1tsp Turmeric Powder
1tsp Red Chilly Powder or to taste
1tsp Cumin Powder
1tsp Coriander Powder
1tsp Chat Masala
1tsp Garam Masala
Pinch of Kasturi Methi 
3tbs Vegetable Oil
1tbs Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Green Chilly or to Taste (Finely chopped)
1 Onion(Finely chopped)
1-1/2 Tomato(Finely chopped)
3-4 tbs Coriander leaves( Finely chopped)
Salt to taste

In a pressure cooker put the kidney beans add enough water,add salt, turmeric and pressure cook the bean until done (Approximately 30 mins).
Meanwhile, in an another pan heat oil ,add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds start to splutter add onion, green chilly and fry until the onion gets translucent. 
Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away. 
Add chopped tomato and  saute the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
Add all the ground spices ( red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chat masala and garam masala).
Cook the mixture until oil starts to separate. 
Add the cooked kidney beans along with the water, to the mixture. Bring the beans to boil.
Add kasturi methi and cook for anther 2 minutes.
Finish the mixture by adding coriander leaves.
Serve Rajma Masala with steamed rice or roti or naan.

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