Preparation Time 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 35-40 minutes
Main Ingredients Whole Black Gram (Sabut Urad) & Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)
Level Of Cooking Medium
- Whole Black Gram (Sabut Urad) 3/4 cup
- Red Kidney Beans (Rajma) 2 tablespoons
- Onion Chopped 1 large
- Ginger 2 inch piece
- Garlic 5-6 cloves
- Tomatoes 2 medium
- Green Chilli Slit 1
- Chopped Coriander 2 tablespoons
- Cumin Seeds 1/2 teaspoon
- Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
- Red Chilli Powder 1 teaspoon
- Salted Butter 3 tablespoons
- Fresh Cream 1/2 cup (alternative Milk 1/4 cup)
- Salt to taste
Clean, wash and soak the sabut urad and rajma in 3 cups of water overnight or for at least 7-8 hours before cooking.
Pressure cook sabut urad and rajma in the water they were soaked in, with salt, half the red chilli powder, chopped onions and tomatoes for seven whistles. Open the lid and see if the dals are totally soft. If not cook on low heat till the rajma becomes totally soft.
Heat half the butter in a small pan and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds crackle, add chopped ginger and garlic, slit green chilli and the remaining red chilli powder. Add the mix to the dal. Add some water if the mixture is too thick. Add garam masala powder and salt if required and simmer for 10 minutes or till the dals are soft and well blended.
Add the cream (or milk) and mix well. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with the remaining butter and coriander leaves with Jeera Rice or Naan (Indian bread).
Relish your Palate!