Rajma chawal is made from red kidney beans with onion & tomato gravy. This delicious North Indian Dish is super easy to make—all you have to blend a few ingredients and cook with few spices. Rajma curry is a popular north Indian dish; it is best served with plain steamed rice. So the Combo of Rajma and Chawal Is Known As Rajma Chawal.
This homemade recipe is not heavily spiced as no cream is used. It is a great Dish for kids lunch box too, as it is one of the favorite dish among the Children.
So, Without Wasting Time Let’s look at the Ingredients required To make Rajma Chawal
Ingredients to make Rajma Curry:
Soak 200 grams of Red Kidney beans in enough water for 7 to 8 hours or Overnight
Chopped onions – 2
Chopped Garlic Cloves – 6
Finely Chopped Green Chillies – 2
Grated Tomatoes – 2
Red chili powder – 1 Tsp
Half teaspoon turmeric powder
Black pepper – 1 Tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 Tsp
Dry Mango Powder – 1 Tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
Salt to taste
Butter or Oil – 1 Tbsp
Ingredients to make Rice for Rajma Chawal
Basmati Rice/Normal Rice – 1 Cup
Water 2 Cups (Depends upon the Rice Quality)
Oil – Half Tsp
Salt to Taste
Preparation of Rajma Chawal
Rinse the Soaked Rajma in Fresh Water, Drain it, and Keep It Aside.
Put the Pressure cooker In Medium Flame on The Stove
Now, Add chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, Grated ginger, garlic & green chilies.
It’s Time To add spices now to it such as – cumin seeds, Red chili powder, turmeric powder.
Add salt according To your Taste.
Pour 1 Cup of water in the mixture.
Stir very well.
Add Butter or oil to the Pan
Mix all The Ingredients well
Tightly cover the pressure cooker for 6 to 8 whistles on a high flame.
Once the pressure cooker cools down, open the lid
Rajma must be cooked Completely.
Taste a few Rajma and make sure they should be melt while you put in your Mouth.
Once the Rajma Got cooked, then check the gravy also.
You, Will, See a Soup of tomatoes and onions floating.
Put the pan On the Stove and keep it To Medium Flame
Keep the Rajma gravy on the pan
Add related Powders for Better taste Like dry mango powder and Garam masala powder.
Stir it, till the gravy Becomes Thick
Mash some Of the Rajma Beans with the help of Cup or Spoon.
When the consistency of the Rajma Curry Thickens.
Add Salt To Taste
Add Coriander Leaves At last
Your Rajma Curry For Rajma Chawal Is Ready is ready.
Although, you can serve rajma curry with Chapatis, Rotis, parathas, rice, or bread.
Now its Time to Prepare Rice For Rajma Chawal
Take a bowl of Rice and Start to rinse the rice grains in running water.
Soak the Basmati Rice Grains in water for 20 minutes.
Drain the water from rice and keep it aside.
Put The Pressure Cooker on the Stove.
Add water to it.
Use the proportion of 1:2 of rice and water, for Example For every 1 cup of rice, pour 2 cups water in it.
In Some cases, you can add 1.75 cups of, Actually It Depends upon the Quality of the rice you Are taking.
Add butter, ghee, or oil to it.
Now, Add salt according to you taste.
When the Water starts boiling put the Rice In It
Mix the rice in it
Cover the Pressure Cooker with Lid and Leave it For 3 to 4 whistles.
Rice takes about 10 to 15 minutes for the rice grains to become soft and fluffy.
The cooking time will vary with the Quality of rice grains and the intensity of the flame.
After the rice is cooked, give a resting time of 5 minutes.
Pour the Rajma gravy on top of the rice.
Mix It Well inside the Pressure Cooker
After Mixing, Take It In a Bowl Or Plate
Your Delicious Rajma Chawal Recipe Is ready.
Serve It With yogurt or Curd.
Enjoy It with your Loved Ones!
Health Benefits of Rajma Chawal
Rajma Or Red Beans Regulated Blood Sugar and Helps In Stabilizing Glucose Levels Of your Body
They are also Healthy for Heart
They Help In Preventing Cancer In Many Cases
The Calcium Content In It makes our Bones Stones and Healthy
Although, They Look Like havy Food but They Help in Reducing Weight, And Keeps you Satiated all The Time.