Rajma Pilaf


Red kidney beans 3/4cup
Basmati rice cooked 2 cups
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 1 small stick
Onions 1 medium sliced thinly
Ginger finely chopped 1 tbsp
Green chillies 2 sliced thinly
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1tbsp
Amchur (dry mango powder) 1tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro chopped finely 2 tbsp for garnish


Soak rajma beans overnight. In a pressure cooker heat oil, add cumin seeds and cinnamon stick. And after few seconds add Onions and saute till golden brown, then add the chillies and ginger and saute. Add chilli powder if u feel u need it more hot. Now add the soaked beans and 3 cups of water, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt and cook for 4 whistles. Then when the bean is cooked open the lid and add amchur powder and cooked rice and mix well. Check for salt , add more if needed. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with raita or chutney of your choice

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