Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Rajma Paneer Masala ( For The Potluck )

Nowadays I see to it that I use pulses and legumes almost daily in my diet. They are a store house of proteins and give you strength to repair the wear and tear of your body....

Rajma or kidney beans are very popular and used to make various tasty dishes. Rajma Chawal is a famous North Indian combo and tastes heavenly. I think it is favorite of almost all the North Indians. The mildly spiced Rajma curry with hot plain rice tastes just awesome.

 And so today I have made the same yummy dish for our Potluck Party Event @ - Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey







Ingredients  :

1 cup .................Rajma ( Kidney beans)
2 tbsp................whole black urad dal
200 gm .............paneer ( cut in cubes)
2 .........................onions ( finely chopped )
2 tomatoes............finely chopped
2 tbsp...................ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp..................coriander - cumin powder
1/2 tsp.................chilly powder
1/2 tsp..................garam masala
2 tbsp...................pure ghee
salt

For the Garnishiing : 

fresh coriander leaves
onion slices


Method :

Soak rajma and urad daal in lukewarm water for 5 to 6 hours.

Pressure cook it till soft ( takes about 20 minutes or 5 to 6 whistles)

In a non stick pan heat ghee add onions and saute till golden brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell disappears.

Now add tomatoes and again saute till ghee separates.

Finally add the boiled rajma and urad.

Add all the masalas  and salt and stir till rajma is well mixed with all the masalas.

Add paneer and cook stirring carefully as to not break the pieces.

Cook for 2 more minutes .

Serve hot topped with unsalted homemade butter.

Garnish with corainder leaves and onion slices ( optional).

It goes perfectly with plain hot rice or even with chapatis.








5 comments:

  1. The rajma sounds delish Nayana. I'm also trying to include more pulses and legumes in my diet :)

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  2. love the combination... yum...

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  3. finger licking and delicious rajma masala.

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  4. so tempting dish..we all loe in my family :)

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  5. very very delicious combo dear :) curry looks so inviting and yummy :)

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