Jan 4, 2012

Lobia & Rajma Curry

Very healthy, innovative and quick recipe of cooking rajma and lobia in a spicy thick onion-tomato based gravy.This dish includes lots of Indian spices.Its a rich and filling winter warmer and can be enjoyed with rice or naan, chapati or roti breads.  A little dish of salad on the side or a lentil dal will also complement this dish.

Ingredients :

Rajma : 1 cup
Lobia : 1 cup
Onion : 2, finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste : 11/2 tsp
Tomato : 1, chopped
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Roasted cumin-coriander powder : 1 1/2 tsp.
Garam masala powder : 1 tbsp.
Bay leave : 1
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp.
Asafetida powder : 1/4 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and soak Rajma(red kidney beans) and lobia(black eyed beans) overnight or 8-10 hours. Pressure cook it until it is soft.

Heat butter/oil in a thick bottomed pan, seasoning with cumin seeds, bay leaf, asafetida pwd and allow to crackle.

Add chopped onion, saute to golden. Then add ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomato, cook for tomato mashy.

Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, roasted cumin-coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt, stir well.

Add boiled rajma and lobia, mix well with masala. Allow to cook until, oil separates. Add 1 cup water and allow to cook covered for 5 mins. Once the Masala goes thick consistency, remove from flame.

Serve hot with Roti, Chapati, Variety rice or Steamed white rice.

Sending this to Susan's "Black and White Wednesday" event and Vardhini's "New U" event


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