Kidney beans curry or Rajma Curry Recipe is not a science ,you can learn how to make this recipe by just following my recipe and instructions.Rajma chawal is one of the favourite dishes of everyone in Pakistan.It is also served with Naan. you can customized you rajma masala to give it punjabi touch. For two servings of kidney beans we need:
Boiled Beans 1 1/2 cup
Tomatoes 4 medium size
Onion 2 medium size
Green chilies 4 small
Salt 1 tsp
Water 3 cups
Garlic 5 cloves
Mint/Parsley 1 tbsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil 3 tbsp.
In a pan add 3 tablespoon of cooking oil and add 2 medium sized finely chopped onions.when the oil turns golden brown add 5 minced garlic cloves.Stir them for a minute and add 4 medium sized onions.Adding tomato pure’ is best practice for reducing cooking time and the smoothness of the gravy.add salt to taste and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.Now add 1/4 cup of water and let the mixture cook through and oil starts separating.Then add 4 chopped small green chilies,mix and add the boiled Kidney beans. The Kidney beans I am using are soaked overnight and then boiled under pressure in a cooker for 5 minutes.
After letting the mixture with lid on for 3 minutes add 3 cups of water, when the water starts boiling lower the flame and let it simmer for 30 minutes, It will then thicken automatically, if not then mash some beans with back of your spoon to thicken the gravy.
Top it with some freshly chopped mint/parsley /coriander whatever on hand and serve this deliciously yummy Kidney beans curry with rice or Naan/roti.
Why should You Eat Kidney Beans?
Kidney beans are listed in the most healthiest foods as they contains fiber that help reduce cholesterol.They are considered energy booster for it’s being iron rich source. With high calcium and manganese content they strengthen your bones .