Pujanbi Rajma or Rajmah is a popular North Indian dish which is prepared with Red Kidney beans and sauteed in onion- tomato masala. In most Indian houses Sunday noon hour is filled with aroma of Rajma – chawal (Kidney beans served with rice). Apart from being yummylicious, this one pot wonder is packed with nutrition. Rajma aka Red Kidney beans are not only rich in protein (1 cup = 30.7%), they are also a good source of fiber (45.3%), Iron (21.8%), Folate (57.5%) and much more. Source – whfoods.com.
If you have onion-tomato masala in your fridge/freezer and some boiled Rajma in hand, then you have an easy brunch sitting on your table in less then 40 minutes. You can even substitute boiled Rajma for canned Rajma, just strain the liquid it is stored in and rinse it well. To prepare fresh onion tomato masala follow the ingredients list below and step by step recipe shown-
1 medium onion,
2-3 Garlic cloves,
1 inch of minced ginger
1 tomato + 1 tablespoon homemade tomato puree.
Then follow the same procedure as shown in Onion-tomato-masala. Instead of saving the wonder ingredient – garam masala powder for the last, my mom used to add it to the gravy right away, in this way it blends with the richness of the gravy and enhances the flavor. Just wait till its blended then breathe in the aromatic smell of the warm spices. Let’s get back to cooking some delicious meal for the family.