Rajma (No Onion, No Garlic) Recipe

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Rajma (No Onion, No Garlic)
How to make Rajma (No Onion, No Garlic)
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Rajma is an undying classic cooked often in the north Indian households. Here goes the recipe of a steaming hot bowl of rajma with loads of masalas and tomatoes.

Ingredients of Rajma (No Onion, No Garlic)

  • 2 Cups Rajma
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup Clarified butter
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Channa, roasted
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Red chillies (coarsely crushed)
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped

How to Make Rajma (No Onion, No Garlic)

  • 1.Soak the rajma with baking soda and leave for 4-6 hrs.
  • 2.Change water and cook until the rajma becomes tender.
  • 3.Strain and reserve liquid and beans separately.
  • 4.Combine together and grind to a paste the roasted channas, ginger, garam masala, bay leaf and cumin seeds.
  • 5.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add tomatoes, stir-fry until the oil separates.
  • 6.Add ground ingredients and stir-fry further till the oil separates again. Mix in the salt, turmeric, coriander powder and the red chillies and stir well.
  • 7.Add beans and green chillies, stir around until well mixed and lightly fried.
  • 8.To the beans liquid, add enough water to make 4 cups together and add to the above.
  • 9.Bring to a boil and leave to simmer until the gravy becomes well blended.
  • 10.Serve rajma hot garnished with butter and coriander leaves.
Key Ingredients: Rajma, Baking soda, Clarified butter, Tomatoes, Channa, Ginger, Garam masala, Bay leaf, Cumin seeds, Salt, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, Red chillies (coarsely crushed), Green chillies, Butter, Coriander leaves