04 April

8. Recipe - Rajma Chawal

100 grams of cooked rajma contains 25 grams of fiber nad 25 grams of protein. That explains why it is so useful for constipation - The fiber content!

1/2 cup rajma (kidney beans), soaked overnight and drained

3 cups cooked rice (chawal) or leftover rice (chawal)

1 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)

1/2 cup sliced onions

1/2 tsp ginger-garlic

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

   1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp Jeera dhaniya powder

salt to taste

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)


1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

2. Add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

4. Add the rajma and 1 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.

6. Add the cooked rice, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

7. Add the coriander and mix well.

Last modified on Thursday, 02 August 2018 16:27
Venkatesh Rathod

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