By now, we all know how big a foodie Rhea Kapoor is. Her Instagram is flooded with pictures and videos of all her food adventures. In fact, today her Insta-handle has turned into a foodie's destination, garnering 1.6 million followers on the photo-sharing app. Every now and then, we find her cooking storm in kitchen, organizing meal dates for friends and families and of course - indulging in all things delicious. And like a true foodie, she also never shies away from experimenting with foods. From launching her signature ice-cream flavours to making her special buttermilk chicken burger- we have seen her doing it all. Keeping up with the tradition, Rhea Kapoor recently tried her hands on a unique Portuguese recipe, which according to her was "insane". The dish is called feijoada.
Rhea took to her Instagram to share a story featuring her cooking experimentation (read: feijoada) and wrote alongside, "Feijoda is a Portuguese dish which is basically like chorizo Rajma and it's insane!" She also credited Chef Gautam for the recipe and mentioned, "Made the most incredible Chorizo Rajma today." Take a look at her post:
Looks delicious; isn't it? Now, if you are wondering what is feijoada, let us explain it to you for better understanding. Much like our desi rajma curry, it is a stew prepared using rajma and meat (preferably, pork). The name feijoada comes from the word 'feijao', which means 'beans' in Portuguese. Besides rajma, this recipe also sees use of black beans, brown beans and vegetables including potatoes, carrots, cabbage and pumpkin - the recipe varies from region to region. Feijoada is traditionally prepared in clay pot, using slow-cooking process. It makes for a wholesome meal when paired with rice.
Like us, did you too find similarity with our desi rajma? If yes, then we suggest, try this Portuguese-style rajma today and add some variation to the much-loved rajma-chawal platter. We found the recipe too. Click here for feijoada recipe.
Do let us know how you liked this Portuguese-style rajma-chawal?
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.