Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rajma Curry with Plain Rice

Award time again!! I am so happy!! :-).. Many thanks to Devi for sharing these awards with me.

I would like to share it with Rachana, Sushma,, Deepa, Siddhi, Sara, Asha & Renuka.

Coming back to the recipe I am sharing today from my drafts,"Rajma Curry with Rice". I make this often. 'Rajma and Rice' is a very healthy combination. Rajma is a very good source of cholestrol lowering fiber and when served with rice it provides a wholesome meal which is virtually fat free and high in protien. They are also a good source of folate, pottasium, iron, manganese, copper and iron.

Here is the recipe for this nutritious dish:

This recipe serves 3-4 people.

1 ½ cup red kidney beans.
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste).
3 tomatoes.
1 onion.
1 tsp grated ginger
1 green chili chopped finely
2 tablespoon oil
A pinch of asafetida.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
2 tbsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder.
½ tsp red chili powder.
1 tsp garam masala.


1 cup basmati rice.
1 tsp ghee.
Water for boiling.


Soak the red kidney beans in water for about 6 hours or over night. The beans will expand into twice its volume. Boil the tomatoes and puree it. Chop the onion very finely. Heat a pressure cooker pan. Add oil and when heated add the cumin seeds such that they crack right away. Add chopped chilli, grated ginger, asafetida and chopped onions and sauté for 2-3 mins. Add the tomato puree and stir in all the spices. Heat for a min and add the kidney beans and add 3 cups of water. Pressure cook the rajma till 2 whistles. Take the cooker off gas and let it cool down before opening the cooker. When it cools down transfer the rajma in a serving bowl.

Boil the rice in water. Add ghee in it while boiling. It will give the rice a nice aroma. Cook till they are tender. When done drain off the water through a strainer such that no water is left. The rice should be such that every grain of rice is separate.
Serve rajma curry hot with plain rice


  1. Thanks a lot dear... will update it soon:) Rajma and rice is a very wholesome and comforting meal.

  2. Oh thank you for the award sweetie, nice surprise in the morning for me! Enjoy your's too. Rajma and rice, perfect combo. Pari has a combo event going on, send it! :)

  3. Such a protein packed curry..looks tempting..

  4. This is one of our family favourites.Rajma gravy looks delicious.
    Thanks for the lovely awards.I really appreciate them.

  5. Rajma gravy looks delicious,nice clicks...congraz on ur awards jothi,hope lots more come your way and thanks so much for sharing it with me as well,so sweet of you...

  6. I love this combo!!.. Rajma curry and Rice is one of my fav!!:).... looks so good:)

  7. Congratulations Jyoti on wonderful awards! May u get many more! n Thank you so much for sharing them with me! It means a gr8 deal to me :)
    Rajma gravy looks perfect. such a nice combo!

  8. yummy and healthy curry and congrats on the award...
    Thanks for visiting my blog and dropping beautiful comment...

  9. Congrats on awards dear..rajam looks so yumm and healthy..

  10. rajma chawal looks good....can have them anytime..

  11. my favourite combo...just love rajma chawal!!

  12. wow jyoti this luks very tempting...nice popular combo...congrats for ur awards n thnx for sharing this awards with me dear...


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