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Rajma (North Indian Kidney Bean Masala Stew)

January 23, 2013


INGREDIENTS1 cup dried kidney beans, soaked overnight
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 red onions (1 minced, 1 thinly sliced)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (½") piece ginger, finely chopped
3 serrano chiles, stemmed
½ tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. hot paprika
2 tbsp. canola oil
2 dried chiles de arbol
2 tsp. coriander seeds
½ tsp. cumin seeds
1 stick cinnamon
1 (15-oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes in juice, crushed by hand
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Cooked basmati rice, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS1. Combine beans, half the garlic, half the minced onion, and salt in a 2-qt. pressure cooker with 2½ cups water. Cover, and cook on high heat until whistle sounds, 15 to 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 10 minutes more. Remove from heat, and allow steam to dissipate completely before opening, about 12 minutes. Drain beans, reserving ½ cup cooking water; set aside.

2. Puree remaining garlic, ginger, seranno chiles, turmeric, and paprika with 2 tbsp.... Get the recipe >>

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