Mar 5, 2011

Red Kidney bean Bhaji

My son wanted Paav Bhaji , I was planning to make  sidedish with red kidney beans which I had already soaked and pressure cooked it made somewhat similar to paav bhaji ...I did some changes to kavitha's recipe ....U can add garam masalas or paav bhaji masalas as ur wish .... I did as per our taste ...

Ingredients needed :
  • Vegetables (Potato+Cauliflower+beans+Carrot )
  • Onions 
  • Spring onions (opt.)
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicum
  • Red kidney beans / Rajma 
  • Chilli powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Jeera powder
  • Dhaniya powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Lime juice
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves

Method :

Soak Red kidney bean overnight and keep it ready ... Clean and roughly chop all vegetables (potatoes + Carrot + cauliflower)Chop onions + spring onions white part + capsicum  and tomatoes finely and set aside ....chop seperately the green part of the spring onions and keep it aside ...
In a pressure cooker first add the red kidney beans then all the vegetables add little salt + water and pressure cook it for 3 or 4 whistles ..meanwhile in a kadai add little oil and fry onions + spring onions white part + Capsicum . once doen add the tomatoes and fry well ..if you wish you can add tomato sauce too ...
now add salt + chilli powder + turneric powder + dhaniya powder + garam masala powder + jeera powder and mix it well and fry it for few mins. keeping the flame in medium ...
Once the pressure is released ..if you wish , you can mash well all the vegetables alone and add it or just it as it is along with the red kidney beans and add the required amount of water can use the remaining water . which is left in pressure cooker ....and cook everything well till done ...then finally add the corinader leaves and the green part of the spring onions + lime juice and mix it well....
Serve hot with paav buns or even goes excellent with chapathis too .... we enjoyed this dish with cheese topped foot long bread ....
    ps : cooking rajma along with vegies saved time and u get the  red colour in vegetables too which adds good colour to the dish ...

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    1. hey this is nice side dish....will try it soon...i love red kidney beans...even i do sabji using it.....wonderful pic....

    2. nice and healthy twist to the normal pav bhajis.

    3. Creamy gravy perfect with roti & pav bhaji

    4. Very healthy and protein rich sabji! nice post

    5. Looks so nice. Love to have it with rotis..

    6. Nice and healthy variation to the usual pav bhaji

    7. Healthy bhaji for Pav. Looks like Harsha would have enjoyed them :)

    8. Nice twist to the bhaji! looks good

    9. Thats a delicious bhaji, veggies and rajma both together looks soo yummy..

    10. adding kidney beans makes it soo healthy!

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