In the past few months, we all have found ways to make life simpler, isn’t it? What with uncertainties and complications abound this year, it helps finding ways to make things as simple and doable as possible. Like, making simple meals, with as little ingredients as possible; finding ways to spend more time with the family, de-cluttering our homes, and recycling and reusing to reduce expenses.
I did it all, too, and learned a lot in the process. Most of all, I learned that simple things hold the most importance in our life; that we don’t need too much to survive, just the basic stuff should suffice, and that we should to be thankful for every little thing life brings our way.
And, on that note, I am going to share with you all a very simple Rajma recipe shared by chef Ranveer Brar on YouTube.
I liked it because it doesn’t need too many ingredients, or too many complicated steps to follow. I made it a few times following this recipe and I just loved it. I am sure you will like it, too.
I made changes in the quantity of some of the ingredients, and I also edited some ingredients as per my preferences and have shared it below.
SIMPLE RAJMA RECIPE:
Rajma – 2 cups, soaked overnight and cooked
Tomatoes – 3, large, finely chopped
Onions – 3, large, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 big piece
Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves
Green chilli – 1
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 1/2 tsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt – To taste
Coriander leaves – For garnishing
Wash and soak the rajma in plenty of water overnight.
Next morning, cook the rajma in pressure cooker ( I cooked for 15 minutes).
Finely chop the tomatoes and onions.
Finely chop garlic and ginger.
Slit the green chilli in two.
In a pan, add the ghee and let it melt. Ghee brings the perfect flavour and aroma to the Rajma, so do use it instead of oil.
Once the ghee heats, add the cumin seeds. Once they change colour, add the chopped ginger-garlic and green chilli.
Saute it for a minute and then add chopped onion. Saute till golden brown.
Add chopped tomatoes and after sauteing it for a while, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
Mix it all well and fry it all thoroughly, till the oil separates. It takes quite some time, but it’s all well worth the effort.
Then, mix the rajma into the gravy, mix well, and add salt. Add some water and mix it all well.
Allow it to cook and merge together beautifully.
Finally, garnish with chopped coriander and switch off the gas.
Serve hot with chapati or steamed rice.
Isn’t it really simple?
I love such easy recipes: Not very complicated, they get cooked quickly, and I can rush out of the kitchen sooner!
Do try it out and let me know how it turned out.
Do remember to use ghee to cook it in 🙂