Savory Indian Traditional Kidney Beans Gravy with Rice from Punjab. Authentic Recipe of Rajma Chawal.

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Things to know about Rajma Chawal Recipe

The Indian Traditional Kidney Beans Gravy with rice or Rajma Chawal is a staple in most of North India. The red kidney beans were brought to India from Mexico. The dish is cooked popularly in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab. “Rajma” means red kidney beans and “Chawal” means “rice” in Hindi.

It’s consumed in most households and is especially liked by children. Since it’s easy to make, the dish is consumed daily in a lot of states. The demand for the dish steeps in winters owing to its warmth.


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Savory Indian Traditional Kidney Beans Gravy with Rice from Punjab. Authentic Recipe of Rajma Chawal.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: लड्डू
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Main Cooking Method Pressure Cooker Made

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Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 580 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup Kidney Bean Soaked overnight
  • 3 cups Rice Cooked
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • ½ cup Onion Sliced
  • ½ tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • ½ cup Tomato Chopped
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin and Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and asafoetida to the cooker, and sauté on medium heat.
  • Add onions and ginger-garlic paste, and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Now, add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, and salt.
  • Mix the ingredients well and cook on medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Add the kidney beans and water and cook for 4 whistles.
  • Add the cooked rice, mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the coriander and remove it from the cooker.

NOTES

Kidney beans thicken when the dish gets cooler. So, the dish is a great meal even for the next day.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Nutrition

Calories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 119gProtein: 12gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1761mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Kidney Beans Gravy with Rice, Rajma Chawal Recipe, लड्डू
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