Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Curry)

Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala /Red Kidney Beans Curry

1 cup dry rajma beans or 2 cups cooked beans
1 large onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp amchur powder
½ tsp kala namak (black salt powder) or chat masala
2 tbsp oil
4 tbsp coriander leaves chopped

Heat oil and add onion.
When onions start to brown, add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, amchur and kala namak.
Saute for a minute and add tomato and mix.
Add rajma beans along with the water in which it was cooked. Check seasonings.
Let it simmer till the curry becomes thick. Sprinkle coriander leaves and take off fire.

Rajma Masala 1

Soak dry beans in water overnight. Place enough water to cover the beans and pressure cook for 2 whistles or cook in a pan till the beans are soft.
Amchur and kala namk is optional, though it does give the North Indian curry feel.


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