Rajma is an Indian dish for red kidney beans. These beans are a great source of iron, protein, and fibre.
I've adapted this recipe from a collection of sources, and adjusted for simpler cooking by using tinned ingredients.
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 med onion, sliced finely
- 1 tbsp minced garlic+ginger
- 1 can (400g) diced tomato, with juices
- 2 cans (400g ea) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cayenne chilli, sliced finely (remove seeds for low spiciness)
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp ground coriander seed
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garam masala
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp amchur powder
- ½ tsp hing
- 2 cups water
- salt to taste
If using dried beans, soak overnight (or at least 8 hours), and boil for 20-30 minutes beforehand.
- in a sauté pan on medium-low heat, melt ghee
- add cumin seeds; cook until the sizzling reduces
- add onion & chilli, fry until soft [optionally, until carmelised]
- add coriander, cumin, garam masala, and turmeric; sauté until aromatic (10 - 20 seconds)
- add garlic & ginger paste; mix well, simmer for ~30 seconds
- add tomatoes, mix and simmer until oil starts to separate (2 - 3 minutes)
- add beans, 2 cups water, hing, amchur powder
- reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly
- uncover, and simmer until sauce thickens
Seve over steamed/boiled rice.