Rajma Video by Tarla Dalal

Rajma Video by Tarla Dalal

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Rajma Video. Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India. In this Punjabi delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too.


Recipe Description for Rajma

Soaking time:  8 hours
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Makes 4 servings
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For rajma

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}rajma{/span}, soak the rajma in enough water in a deep bowl for 8 hours. Drain well.
  2. Combine the rajma, a little salt and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Do not drain the water. Keep aside.
  4. Combine the green chillies, ginger and garlic in a mortal pestle (khalbhatta) and pound to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil and butter in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the green chilli-garlic-ginger coarse paste and tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the rajma along with the water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while mashing it lightly with a potato masher, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Add the dried fenugreek leaves and fresh cream and mix well.
  11. Serve the {span class="bold1"}rajma{/span} hot.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Punjabi SubzisBuy this cookbook

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