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Rajma (Red Beans) Curry

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Rajma or Red Beans Curry is a very popular accompaniment with Rotis/Chapathis in North India. This Rajma Recipe has a tangy taste. It can be made hot or spicy according to your choice. Suggestions, comments and feedback on this Rajma Recipe is appreciated.
  Rajma 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onions 1 , cut thinly
  Green chilies 4
  Tomatoes 4
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Dhaniya Powder)
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Chili powder To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Jeera seeds 1 Teaspoon (Cumin)
  Cloves 5
  Yogurt 4 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon

Soak Rajma Seeds overnight or for at least 7 hrs.

Pressure cook Rajma Seeds with two cups of water until 4-5 whistles.

Cut & puree tomatoes, yogurt, green chillies in a blender

Heat oil in a vessel & add mustard, jeera, onions, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves. Saute until onions turn golden brown.

Add the blended mixture and little water & let it boil for about 5 minutes.

Add pressure cooked Rajma to this (with the leftover water in the cooker). Add dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, salt and chilly powder. Cook until the extra water evaporates & gravy begins to thicken.

Add a dash of butter and remove from flame. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with rice/rotis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Rajma (Red Beans) Curry

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 165 Calories from Fat 30

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.3%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.7 mg2.2%

Sodium 127.8 mg5.3%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.7%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 9 g17.8%

Vitamin A 18.1% Vitamin C 50.4%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 18%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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