October 06, 2009

Veganmofo III: Day 6 - Rajma

Last night I made multi-grain rotis inspired from A2Z Vegetarian cuisine. I only had about ¾th cup of atta (whole-wheat flour) and had to make enough rotis for 2 people, so I added 2tbsp each of soy flour, sprouted ragi flour, buckwheat flour and besan. It made 3 rotis each, just enough to feed us both. No pictures, cos we were in a hurry to eat.

To go along with the rotis, I made this Rajma (red kidney bean curry) inspired by a recipe of Manjula Jain that I watched on You Tube. She used a few tablespoons of besan (chickpea flour) that makes the gravy nice and thick.


Ingredients:
Red Kidney beans – 1½ cups cooked
Onion – 1 medium, chopped fine
Tomato puree – 1 cup
Besan (Chickpea flour) – 2tbsp
Garlic – 2 cloves, finely minced
Cumin seeds – 1tsp
Red chili powder – 1tsp
Ground cumin – 1tsp
Amchoor powder (dry mango powder) – ½ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp

Method:
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet; add cumin seeds and once they splutter add onions and garlic and sauté till softened.
  • Add besan and cook until it doesn’t smell raw anymore, about 2 minutes.
  • Next add tomato puree; cover and cook till the gravy starts to simmer about 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add the spice powders and kidney beans. Add 1 cup (or more) water and simmer on medium-low flame until the mixture is thickens about 10-12 minutes.
  • Season with salt and garam masala and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with roti or rice.
This is my entry JFI-Rajma being hosted by Divya @ Dil Se. Indira @ Mahanandi is the brain behind JFI.
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9 comments:

  1. Hi!Adding besan to Rajma is very new to me and sounds great!!! I must try ur version.
    Nice clicks again.
    Do drop by whenever you have time.

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  2. Protein packed rajma masala looks fabulous!

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  3. Wow this looks so so yumm.
    Now just need roties to scoop them up :-)

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  4. Wow Rajma looks creamy & delicious. Hope you liked the roti. 6th day of Veganmofo, keep it going girl.

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  5. curry looks very yummy and spicy. Addition of besan is new to me.

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  6. Adding besan will give rajma a nice distinct taste.Nice twist to this masala curry.

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  7. Looks so creamy, add besan is something new, shall give it a try next time...

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  8. This looks and sounds fabulous. I love anything with mango powder...will try this one out soon. And I like your blog so much, I am adding you to my front page!

    Adrienne :)
    http://cracktheplates.com

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