Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)

Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)

30 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
MEDHALEE
Recipe by  MEDHALEE

“Enjoy this Indian recipe for rajma (red kidney beans) with jeera (cumin) rice. You can spice this up according to your taste! If you have an Indian grocery store in your area, you could add a great taste to it by adding one spoon of 'garam masala' which is a special blend of mixed spices...But it's just as great without it!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in the cloves, whole black peppercorn, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Cover the pan as the pepper tends to splutter right out of the pan and can cause burns! Let heat for 1 minute.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the sliced onions. Saute until the onions are soft and almost translucent. Mix in the tomatoes and saute well. (For a great taste, saute until almost dry.)
  3. Raise the stovetop's temperature to a medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in the chili powder, red kidney beans and salt; mix well. Slowly add water a small amount at a time. You are adding water to create a gravy, only add water until the gravy has reached the consistency that you would like. For a smoother gravy, cool and blend the sauteed mixture before adding the red kidney beans. Garnish with cilantro.

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Reviews (30)

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Dr. Dan the Cooking Man
10

Dr. Dan the Cooking Man

Rating for taste is ***** but the misdirections (how much cardamon, slice or chop the onions, how much chili powder, etc.) drop it a notch. I used dried kidney beans (3 parts water to 1 part beans) and cooked the whole thing for about 90 minutes until the beans were done. They absorb the flavor of the spices and probably contributed to the taste of this wonderful dish.

Vladadeska
10

Vladadeska

Very good use of spice but I ended up adding more salt. I pureed the tomatos and onions. I hate to not follow recipes the first time I make them but I needed to get more protein into this meal. I added a pound of chicken and cooked it in the sauce with the beans until the chicken was done. It turned out very well.

MARCO BUONOCORE
8

MARCO BUONOCORE

Don't know how the kiddies would like it, but I feel it is a wonderful recipe. 25 minutes and it's on the table, plus it tastes absolutely wonderful. Spiced perfectly, and it didn't need any extra help (aside from the garam masala!). I used canned plum tomatoes and the tomato juice to beef it up a bit, but I'm sure water would be fine. Thanks for the great recipe! I'll make it many times for those nights when I'm in a rush.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 482 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 480 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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