Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Yesterday I learned this recipe from a Punjabi lady. The rajma she cooked was mind blowing. Going to learn few more recipes from Punjab. Will update you all with it.
1 Cup Rajma (Soak in warm water overnight or 8-9 hours)
5 medium sized onion chopped
2 medium sized tomatoes chopped
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste (5-6 petals)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp chili powder
salt to taste
Fresh coriander to garnish
( Grind onion tomatoes to puree ,separately)

1) Pressure cook soaked rajma for 15 min or upto 3 whistles. (add pinch of salt while cooking)
2) Heat oil in cooker, add cumin, onion paste, fry for a 1 min then add pureed tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, salt. FRY for 15-20 min stirring every after few minutes until It will release  oil to side.
3) Then add the cooked rajma, stir and again pressure cook for 2-3 whistle.
4) Serve hot with rice or Chapati, roti. Garnish with Cut ginger or tomato or Coriander.
(Note: Mash 2 tbsp of rajma before adding to the masala to make the thick consistency)