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Rajma Masala

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All time North Indian favorite recipe Rajama masala from Madhura.
For the onion puree
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
Whole spices
  Cloves 4 Medium
  Black peppercorns 4 Medium
  Cardamoms 2 Medium
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
Rest of the ingredients for the rajma masala
  Oil 3 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1 Medium
  Rajma 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Red kidney Beans)
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Medium, pureed
  Coriander powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Amchur powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
For garnishing
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped

1. Wash and soak rajma in water overnight.
2. In a pressure cooker, cook rajma until tender (5 whistles of pressure release). Save the stock after boiling rajma, for later use.

3. Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add oil and the sliced onions. Fry until brown in color.
4. Set the fried onions to cool. After it has cooled completely, put into a blender and blend until smooth.
5. Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot add, cumin seeds, bay leaf and the whole spices. Fry for a couple of minutes.
6. Add the prepared onion puree, ginger garlic paste and saute for a few minutes.
7. Add the tomato puree mix well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
8. After 2 minutes, uncover and add coriander powder, cumin powder and amchur powder. Stir fry until oil starts oozing out of the spices.
9. Add garam masala and the boiled rajma. Mix well.
10. Add the left over water (stock from boiling rajma), as needed.
11. Add salt, stir to combine well. Cover and let cook for 10 minutes.
12. After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

13. Serve warm with rice, roti or paratha.

Things You Will Need
1. Blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
North Indian
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Rajma or red kidney bean is popular across India used in curries, rice preparations and appetizers. Watch chef Madhura showing how to cook Rajma Masala or Red Kidney Bean with Spicemix with red kidney beans and common Indian spices. Good with rice or roti!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 433 Calories from Fat 75

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.2%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 194.4 mg8.1%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.3%

Dietary Fiber 17.9 g71.5%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 23 g46.1%

Vitamin A 17.4% Vitamin C 29.4%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 45.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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