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Rajma and Black Urad dhal | Kidney Beans and Black Urad dhal Masala for Roti/ Paratha/ Rice

Rajma and Black Urad dhal

Rajma and Black Urad dhal

Serves: 4 (if served in a small cup as a side-dish)

Ingredients: (Visit English-Tamil-Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Kidney Beans – 1/4 cup (Soak overnight)
  • Black Urad dhal – 1/2 cup (Soak overnight)
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Kalonji – 1/4 tsp
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Cinnamon stick – 1″ pc
  • Clove – 1
  • Green Cardamom – 1
  • Kasoori Methi – 1/2 tsp (Crushed)
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ajwain – a pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1/2 tsp
  • Olive Oil – 2 tsp

Masala Paste:

  • Homemade masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Shredded ginger – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sweet tamarind paste – 1 tsp (Soak in water for 30 mins and make a thick juice of it)

Get Started:

  • Boil Kidney beans and black urad dhal with ajwain and little turmeric.
  • Make a paste of the ingredients given under “Masala paste” with little water.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and once the ghee turns warm, add olive oil.
  • In low-medium flame, add bay leaf, cinnamon, clove, kalonji, cardamom, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the masala paste and saute till the raw smell goes off and the oil oozes out slightly.
  • Add the boiled kidney beans, black urad dhal, salt, kasoori methi, enough water and let it cook in medium flame till the masalas blend and gives a nice aroma.
  • Remove from flame and add finely chopped cilantro.

Tasty Rajma and black urad masala is ready!

Enjoy it as a side-dish for roti, paratha or jeera rice.

Note:

Rajma is channel clogging and could aggravate Vata. The spices used in this recipe will help to some extent. Anyway its better to have this dish occasionally and in moderation.

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