This is the ultimate foodie delight, a dish designed to leave you fully satisfied and yet keep craving for more. No Punjabi cuisine is complete without an inclusion of this wondrous red kidney beans drowned in some lip smacking gravy which is concocted using the best of Indian spices,
As the cyberspace is choc a bloc with all sorts of variations and preparations of this supreme Punjabi delicacy , yet it is hard to come across the one perfect recipe for this simple bean. The true authentic dish can be tasted only at the road side dhabas dotting the Punjab countryside. It is amazing how they simply eyeball the ingredients and toss everything and produce the most divine ultimate Rajma masala.
Just as the South Indian take pride in producing the fluffiest pillowy idlis and the most crispiest dosas ever , the credit for preparing the Rajma masala in the most authentic way must go the Punjabis.
popular North Indian vegetarian dish consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy with lots of Indian whole spices and usually served with rice and roti Although the kidney bean is not of Indian origin, it is a part of regular diet
in northern regions Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh. This dish developed
after the red kidney bean was brought to theIndian subcontinent from Central Mexico and Guatemala. Being
a popular dish, it is prepared on all important occasions.
beans contain 140 calories. 5.7 grams of protein, 5.9 grams of fat and nearly
17.8 grams of carbohydrate.
the best Rajma are said to be grown in Jammu….source..WIKI
seeds should be soaked in water for several hours and then boiled for at least
ten minutes in new fresh water to degrade a toxic compound — the
lectinphytohaemagglutinin — found in the bean, which would otherwise cause severe
is high in starch, protein and dietary fiber and is an excellent source of
iron, potassium, selenium, molybdenum, thiamine, vitamin B6, and folic acid.
stored in a cool, dry place, but as time passes, their nutritiveflavor degrade
and cooking times lengthen. source WIKI
Black pepper corns 1/ 2 tsp