Rajma is a punjabi preparation with red kidney beans and onion and tomato.The masala can be prepared at home,but I personally feel the store brought masala gives more flavor than the homemade masala.
Preparation time:45 minutes
1 cup Red kidney beans soaked in water overnight
1 large onion chopped finely
3 large ripe tomatoes pureed
1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
pinch of turmeric
1 teaspoon Red chili powder
1 teaspoon rajma masala
1 tablespoon Kasuri methi
6-8 green chili pureed with the tomato
2 teaspoons Oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnish
1.Pressure cook kidney beans for 2 whistles in salt.
2.Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions until soft.Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric and saute for 2 minutes.
3.Add pureed tomatoes and green chili paste. Add the cumin powder, rajma masala, salt and red chili powder and mix well and let simmer for 5 minutes.
4.Add the cooked red kidney beans along with the water it is cooked in. Add the kasoori methi and cook for about 10-15 minutes until the gravy is absorbed by the kidney beans. Let sit for some time for the beans to absorb more flavor.
Serve warm with steamed rice, jeera rice or roti with a dollop of cream in top.
Amchur powder can also be added for a tangy taste.