|1/2 cup Rajma / Kidney beans|
|1 Green Chillies|
|1/2" piece Ginger|
|2 cloves Garlic|
|1 tsp Corinader powder|
|1/2 tsp Cumin Powder|
|1/2 tsp Amchur powder|
|1 tsp Red Chilly Powder|
|1/4 tsp Turmeric powder|
|1 1/2 tsp Garam Masala|
|1 Tbsp Fresh Coriander|
|To taste Salt|
The first time I tasted this delicious dish is when I doing my engineering course. My friend had hosted the lunch for all of us and his mother cooked this delicious dish for us. The dish was so lip-smacking that all of us gathered around her and pestered her to share the recipe. Once back home we did try to replicate the dish but we could not match her taste at all. From then it is always been bettering myself. Today I tried the same recipe in Nutri-pot or the electric pressure cooker and this Nutripot Rajma Masala is so quick and easy to make that I will be making this often.
Preparing any dish in the nutri-pot is easier than preparing it in the stove top is my observation. Here I have soaked the bean overnight. Then sauteed the masala consisting of onion, tomato, ginger garlic and chilly and then added the dry masala powders along with the salt. Later the soaked bean is added to this and the required amount of water too. Now the whole mixture is pressure cooked in the rajma setting available on the nutri-pot. Very easy to make and I feel this way of cooking retains a lot more of the infused flavours.
I have also cooked rajma masala on stove -top which can be seen here.
For the group Shhh cooking secretly, I have been paired with Narmadha who blogs at Nam’s corner. Her posts on mango this season are too good. Check out her blog space for all of those delicious desserts. Narmadha suggested that I use butter and coriander to whip up a Punjabi dish which is the suggested theme for this month and I chose this Nutri-pot rajma masala for the theme. I suggested that she use dal and green chillies and she has come up with a very delicious Dal Makhni recipe. Hop on to her blog and check out her recipe
Soak rajma in enough water overnight
Dice the onions, ginger and garlic finely
Chop the tomatoes finely, puree it and keep aside
Preheat the nutri-pot in saute mode
Add butter to it and once it melts add the finely chopped ginger, green chillies and garlic and saute for few seconds
Now add the finely cut onions and saute till it turns brown
Add the tomato puree and cook till the fat seperates
Now add the turmeric powder, chillipowder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes
Add the drained rajma beans and 1 1/2 cups of water. Mix well
Cancel the saute mode. Press the Rajma mode. I usually change the pressure setting to HIgh
Cook for 45 minutes and let the pressure settle naturally
Add fresh coriander and serve warm with steamed brown rice
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