Rajma Chawal


Another lovely combo platter is the Rajma Chawal. Rajma Masala is nice with roti but this combination is so delicious!Very simple, easy to make 🙂 Here is the simple recipe for a simple dish which tastes awesome

Basmati Rice                    1 cup
Rajma Masala                   3/4 cup
For The Basmati rice
Pressure cook the rice in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles and keep aside. 
Rajma                                   1/2 cup
Onion                                    2(Medium sized)
Tomato                                  2
Green chilli                            2
Ginger                                    1/2″ piece
Coriander powder                 1tsp
Cumin powder                       1/2 tsp
Amchur powder                     1/2 tsp
Garam Masala                        1tsp
Coriander                                1tbsp
Ghee                                        1tbsp
Cardamom                               2
Cinnamon                               1/2″ piece
Bay leaf                                   1
Salt                                           to taste
Soak the Rajma overnight . Next morning cook it in pressure cooker in 2 cups of water with a little salt added to it. Cook upto 4 -5 whistles, so that it is completely cooked but does not become mushy
Cut the onions, tomatoes, green chillies and ginger finely
Heat the ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and when it sizzles add cardamom, cinnamon and bayleaf. Saute for 1 minute
Now add the chopped onions and saute till it turns transparent
Now add the cut chillies and ginger and continue to cook in low flame for 1 minute
Now add the tomatoes, mix well and cook
Put all the dry powders and salt , mix well, sprinkle little water and cook till the tomatoes become mushy
add some water and cook.
Now add the cooked rajma , mix well and cook in low flame for 5 minutes. 
Adjust the quantity of water needed
Garnish with coriander
Serve hot with fresh cooked basmati rice!!

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