Kidney Beans in Spinach Gravy
Spinach rajma curry prepared with green fresh spinach leaves and protein enriched rajma can be served with rice or roti or poori.
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Ingredients for Rajma Palak masala
- Spinach – 300 grams
- Kidney beans – ½ cup (100 grams)
- Tomato – 3 (250 grams)
- Green chilly – 2
- Ginger – 1 inch
- Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
- Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
- Asafoetida – 1 pinch
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Garam masala – ¼ tsp
- Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
- Coriander powder – 1 tsp
- Baking soda – ¼ tsp
- Salt – more than 1 tsp or to taste
How to make Pinto Beans in Spinach Gravy
Clean the beans and wash them thoroughly. Soak them for 8 to 10 hours now.
Wash again the soaked kidney beans and place them in pressure cooker. Add 1 cup water, ¼ tsp baking soda and salt (to taste) or ½ tsp salt in the pressure cooker. Close the lid and place it on flame for cooking the beans.
After one simmer, reduce the flame and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on low flame. Turn off the flame now. Open the lid when all steam escapes. Kidney beans have turned soft and cooked correctly.
Remove the stalk from spinach. Wash the leaves 2 to 3 times thoroughly with water and place them in sieve so that water drains out completely.
Take the washed leaves in a vessel, add ½ cup water to it, cover and cook on medium flame until it simmers once. Within 3 to 4 minutes spinach gets ready and cooked. Grind the boiled spinach to make a paste. Puree is ready.
Washtomatoes, green chilly and ginger thoroughly, chop and ground finely to make a fine paste.
Take some oil in a pan. When oil is hot, add asafoetida and cumin seeds to it. When cumin seeds turn brown in color, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, tomato paste, red chilly powder and sauté until oil starts separating from it.
Add spinach paste, salt in the masala. Also add boiled beans, garam masala and cook the spinach rajma curry on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
Spinach-beans is ready, take out the curry in a bowl. Add some cream to garnish and serve with chapatti, parantha, naan and rice and relish eating.
- For 3 to 4 members
- Time - 30 minutes