Rajma is an Indian word 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 cumin
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp amchur powder
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 pinch hing
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
If using dried beans, soak overnight (or at least 8 hours), and boil for 20-30 minutes beforehand.
- on a low heat, melt ghee
- add cumin seeds, cook until the sizzling reduces
- add onion + chilli, fry until soft [optionally, until carmelised]
- add garlic+ginger paste, mix well, simmer for ~30 seconds
- add tomatos, coriander, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, amcurm; mix and simmer until oil starts to separate (2 - 3 minutes)
- add beans, 2 cups water, hing
- reduce heat, allow to simmer until sauce thickens and beans are soft to mushy (20 - 30 minutes)
Seve over steamed/boiled rice.