Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Saatwik Rajma - No Onion No Garlic

Many people tend to avoid Onion and Garlic especially during festivals like Durga Pooja, Ganesh Chaturthi


Ingredients
Part 1 -Pressure Cooker
  • Rajma - 1 cup

Part 2 - Tadka
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chilly - 2 (Slit)
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Tomato - 2 nos(finely chopped)

Part 3- Masala / Spices
  • Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Kashmiri Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon or little more
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Part 4 - Topping / Garnishing
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tablesppon
  • Lemon Juice - 1/2 lemon (optional)
Method
Step 1 - Pressure Cooking
  • Wash and soak Rajma overnight ie at least for 8 hours
  • Add some more water to immerse Rajma and pressure cook for 8 whistles
  • Take it out and smash using Pav Bhaji masher (optional)

Step 2 - Tadka
  • Melt butter and season with cumin seeds
  • Fry green chillies and ginger in it
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute till raw smell goes
  • Put all spice powders mentioned in Part 3 (except salt)
  • Pour water from cooked rajma and let it boil

Step 3 - Rajma
  • Add boiled and mashed Rajma
  • Put salt and mix well
  • Add crushed kasuri methi leaves 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and swtich off the stove
  • Squeeze lemon if needed

Serve hot with Phulkas.Top it with 1/2 teaspoon of butter before serving