Monday, April 9, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 9, Rajma Chawal!

"What To Cook On A Lazy n' Cozy Sunday- Rajma Chawal is one of the Comfort Classic Foods we enjoy on a Sunday Night!! 
Something else that soothes our souls on a Sunday Night is Graeter's Special Sundae!"

2 Cups red kidney beans/ Rajma 
1 stick of butter
2-3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 Cup finely chopped onions  
3 Finely chopped roma tomatoes  
2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste   
3-4 Finely chopped green chillies
1 Tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp garam masala powder
2 Tbsp Coriander powder
1 Tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 
1 Tsp dry fenugreek leaves (dry kasoori methi leaves)    
1/2 Tsp amchur powder(optional)
2 Cups cooked Rajma water
Salt to taste      

1. Soak red kidney beans in water overnight and pressure cook it for 2 whistles. Do not overcook it as the beans would break.
2. Heat oil in a pan and spluttter cumin seeds. Add finely chopped onions and fry till it becomes transparent. Add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and saute well.
3. Saute finely chopped tomatoes into it. Add garam masala powder and saute. Add 1/2 cup of rajma water to this to avoid drying of the masala mixture. Add coriander powder ,kashmiri red chilli powder and amchur powder to this and saute well. 
4. Close the pan with a lid for a couple of minutes.
5. Now, add the cooked red kidney beans along with some salt to taste and about 3 cups of rajma water. 
6. Allow it to boil and 1/4th of the water has to reduce.
7. Now add 1tsp of crushed kasoori methi leaves to it and mix well. 
8. Top this gravy with butter and serve hot with Rice/Roti

Graeter’s Special Sundae
1870 Tower

"This sundae towers high with a warm chocolate bundt cake filled with hot fudge, 
a scoop of your favorite ice cream, drizzled with hot fudge, topped with whipped cream, pecans & 
a cherry!!"


Anonymous said...

Best recipe to ward of Monday blues! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

What a way to end a perfect sunday with a sundae :)) thank you for this. I never used rajma water for coking and maybe that is the reason I never got if right....will try again and let you know. I've been on your blog many times but never left a comment.......I am glad I am leaving a comment today!!!!!

Trupti K

Prachi said...

Lovely recipe to beat Monday blues! Have kept 3 cups of Rajma to soak overnight. Comfort food for lunch tomorrow:) thanks babes!

Khyati said...

Love this Rajma on my toast for breakfast!!!!!! I had almost forgotten my soulful rajmas,:( thank you soooo much my girl!!

Anonymous said...

Pomfret recheiado was a stunner!!! Made it on sunday, I am not going to eat at restaurants any more!!!! You rock girl!
Kavita Dhekne

Anonymous said...

This is great.......this is the most loving and beautiful blog I have come across!!!! You are a beautiful woman and your husband is lucky to have you! Women these days hate to enter the kitchen but you have a different spin on it! You are not giving up your identity in the kitchen but creating one, and that is amazing!

Philip, I hope you remember me.

Anonymous said...

You are doing a great job girlfriend!!! Philip, that ship has sailed long back buddy;)

"oops-in da kitchen wid Roops!" said...

Thank You Ladies! Trupti, thank you so much for stopping by. Please do let me know when you try this next time.

Prachi- Happy Luncheon my dear!

Khyati, I remember having these kidney beans on my toast for the first time while travelling from Pune-Mumbai by train! Totally loved it, have been making them since then-had never tasted rajma beans prior to that:-)

"oops-in da kitchen wid Roops!" said...

Kavita, I am so glad you guys loved it! Keep me posted girl if you are trying out any of the recipes....means a lot to me and once again thanks a bunch for stopping by!

"oops-in da kitchen wid Roops!" said...

Philip, Just Shut Up! and Philip n' Nik- Focus on the food my dear good fellas and please buckle down to something else!!!