Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rajma Masala

Happy to blog after 5 months .This is infact a pending post an extension of my previous post which explains how to make Rajma without onions and garlic.Check in this link Saatwik Rajma for the same
This is perfect side dish for Rotis and Jeera Rice


Ingredients
Part 1 -Pressure Cooker
  • Rajma - 1 cup

Part 2 - Tadka / Seasoning
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chilly - 4 (Slit)
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Garlic - 8 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 -  Others
  • Onion - 2 nos (finely chopped)
  • Tomato - 3 nos (finely chopped)
Part 5 - Garnish
  • 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 - Seasoning / Tadka
  • Melt butter and season with cumin seeds
  • Saute ginger and garlic in it
  • Fry green chillies in it
  • Switch off the flame and add all spice powders given under "Part 3" except salt
Step 3- Rajma
  • Add onions and saute it well
  • Throw in chopped tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft
  • Add in boiled and mashed rajma along with the water
  • Put salt and let it boil
Step 4 -Garnish
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Add crushed kasuri methi leaves  and swtich off the stove
  • Squeeze lemon if needed
Top it with butter before serving with rotis