Kashmiri Rajma Curry

kashmiri Rajma,what would we do without them.Yesterday was my birthday and we had celebrated it at my inlaw’s place.It was a lot of fun .In our home it is a tradition to celebrate birthdays with sweet desert and dinner of birthday buddy’s choice.My mum made halwa (sweet pudding of semolina)for all and after morning prayer we ate it all.In the evening everyone’s decided to go out for dinner but I am a home food loving from core of my heart and prefer home made food.So as it had to be my choice I decided to make Kashmiri rajma with rice.It takes much time to prepare but taste remains on tongue for next day.

We made Kashmiri Rajma and everyone contributed a little bit help.My Father in law( pa )helped in pounding onion and garlic in pestle and mortar .Ma helped in peeling and chopping and rest was my work.It was a wonderful night and one more unforgettable birthday.

250 gm kashmiri rajma/red kidney bean capsules
2 cinnamon sticks
2 onions
4 tomatoes
4 green chillies
3″ ginger piece
10-12 garlic cloves
2 teaspoon kashmiri masala
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
2 teaspoon garam masala
few coriander leaves,chopped
4 tablespoon canola oil
water as required

Cook rajma with 1.5 litre water and a pinch of salt and cinnamon stick for 6-7 whistles or in microwave for half hour.
Peel and cut onion,garlic and ginger together.Pound it in pestle and mortar to make a coarse paste.
Heat oil in a large pan ,add dried fenugreek leaves and the pounded mixture of onions.Saute it till it becomes golden brown.It will take 15 to 20 minutes with frequent stirring(as ginger quickly sticks and burn quickly in oil).
While preparing the masala ,allow rajma to cook on low flame.(check out for water if seems less ,add hot water as needed)
Now add kashmiri masala,and all spices saute and add chopped tomatoes and green chilly.Stir till tomatoes are tender and oil comes out from masala.
Take a small bowl and add boiled rajma ,crush them with spoon and add in the tomato masala.It will help in making perfect gravy for rajma.(we call it shiri in Hindi language).
Mix the masala over the boiled rajma and cook it on low heat for another 10-15 minutes to mix the masala in rajma.
Garnish with chopped coriander and garam masala .

Serve hot rajma with jeera rice.

Serve-6. Cooking time-1 hour 15 minutes

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