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Hot Chilli Red Kidney Beans/ Rajma Pepper

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Its cold outside n hungry stomachs are craving for some hot stuff. So i checked my refrigerator for the hot stuff and  came across red kidney beans. I immediately  thought of making Hot Chilli Red Kidney Beans, as i always have this hot  seasoning handy. I jus love the strong smell of hot chili seasoning. With in minutes the aroma of peppers filled my kitchen.. 

This dish has that uniqueness that u can find all flavors in it.  Hot, Spicy, Sweet, Sour, Tangy, Mild, What not ?? you name it , you will find that flavor in this dish. For every bite u will immerse yourself in full of flavors. Its a all time star in my kitchen, You can have it as a snack, side dish, main course,a dip, Whatever it is jus goes perfect with this hot chili red kidney beans mix.

  So here is the recipe for:

Serves: 3-4 people
Cooking time20 mins
For seasoning:
All-purpose Flour/Wheat flour: 1tbsp 
Instant Minced Onion: 2tbsp             
Dried red pepper: 1tsp, crushed
cayenne pepper: 1tsp
Chili Powder:2tsp            
Instant Minced Garlic:1tsp                  
Seasoned Salt: 1tsp                    
Ground Cumin: 1tsp
Basil: 1tsp. crushed

Sugar: 1/2tsp/ jaggery 1/2tsp
Ground black pepper: 1/2 tsp
For Gravy:
Onion: 1 medium, finely chopped/pureed
Tomato Sauce: 11/2 cup/ 3-4 tomatoes  finely chopped/ 11/2 cups tomato puree
Red Kidney Beans: 2 cups, boiled
Oil: 1tbsp
1) Soak red kidney beans with plenty of water overnight. Pressure cook beans with enough water,( jus to cover them) for 1 whistle. Let it cool.
2) Mix all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl n keep aside.
3) In a pan heat oil  n add onion. Cook for 8 mins or until onions are tender n brown in color. 
4) Add tomato sauce n cook for 5 mins on medium heat covered.
5) Now add Red kidney beans n stir well.
6) Simmer, cover  n cook for 10-12 mins. 

7) Adjust salt n chili powder to your taste n cook for  1min on medium heat, uncovered..
8) Switch off n let it cool for 5mins

Enjoy with Rice, chapathi or even with  taco's..

TIP: U can increase the  amounts for seasoning mix. Prepare large amounts of seasonings powder n store in a air tight container..
Sprinkle on chips or fritters popcorn, it tastes real good.


Priya December 3, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

Wow.. great color and great pic... thanks for sharing the recipe..

Cham December 3, 2009 at 7:43 PM  

I feel the heat in ur dish-lovely color! U ve a great blog!

kitchen queen December 3, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

Hi lovely dish. you have a nice blog and thanks for visiting my blog and putting a nice comment.Hoping to see u more often.

kitchen queen December 4, 2009 at 1:50 AM  

The rajma curry looks very appetising and lovely and delicious.

kitchen queen December 4, 2009 at 5:55 AM  

lovely rajma dish and perfect click.

kitchen queen December 4, 2009 at 5:58 AM  

lovely useful and informative tips U have a nice blog u can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Silpa December 4, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

Thank you so much Queen.

Silpa December 5, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

Thank you priya

Thank you cham

Pari December 8, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

Hi. First time here. This is a new way for me to make Kidney Beans. will try ur version surely.
Do drop by

Srivalli January 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Thanks for the lovely entry!

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