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Monday, December 6, 2010

RAJMA CURRY

RAJMA CURRY
Rajma curry - punjabi vegetarian dish is a very tasty recipe which can be served along with roti's or chapathis and steamed rice.It is not only popular in north India ,but all over for its taste..

Ingredients:
  • Rajma 1 cup
  • Chopped onion 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomato 1/2 cup
  • Jeera 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves and cardamoms (Adjust  the amount according to your intake of spice levels)
  • Oil 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Green chilli slits..of 2 nos.
  • Chilli powder - 1 tspn
  • Dhania powder - 1/2 Tspn
  • Garam Masala - 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric/ haldhi- 1/4 tspn
  • Salt - To taste
Method:
  •  Soak Rajma for atleast 12 hours, and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  •  Take some oil into pan then add jeera, cloves, elaichi, ginger garlic paste, onions(only fry half the amount of onions) after the oil is hot.
  • In the meanwhile grind the tomato and other half of the onions to paste.
  • After the onions are translucent add green chilli slits, curry leaves,tomato and onion paste, haldhi, chilli powder, salt, garam masala, dhania powder and saute well. 
  • We can add a cup of water to get the gravy now.
  • Finally add boiled rajma and simmer for 10 more minutes and switch off the stove.
  • You can garnish it with corriander leaves and serve it with rice/ rotis.

Method for Microwave cooking:
  •  Soak Rajma for atleast 12 hours,and boil in a microsafe bowl with 3 to 4 cups of water for 15 minutes in micro high . .Check for every 5 minutes and keep it aside..
  • Place 1 tsp oil in a micro safe bowl ,and add half of the chopped onions,and place in micro high(900 w) for 2 minutes.
  • Stir once.If you want u can keep for 30 seconds  more  in micro high.
  • Remove it outside,let it cool mix well and grind with tomatoes into a paste.
  • Now add the remaining oil in to another micro safe bowl,and micro high it for 30 seconds.
  • Next add jeera,cloves 2 nos and elaichi 2 nos,ginger garlic paste,and the remaining of chopped onion pieces  in to the oil and micro high fry for 2  minutes. Stir once in between.
  • Remove it outside and add green chilli slits,and curry leaves,tomato and onion paste and mix well,again micro in 180 w minimum temp for 2 minutes.
  • Now add  1 cup of water and let the mixture cook for 3 minutes in micro high , stir once in between.
  • Lastly add the boiled rajma mixture and mix well,micro high in 900 w for 5 minutes,cook for 2 more minutes
  • Finally add haldhi,chilli powder , salt,garam masala ,dhania powder  and micro in minimum temp for 3 to 4 minutes..Remove it outside ..Let it cool,garnish with cilantro leaves before serving..

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