Rajma (or Indian-Spiced Vegetarian Chili)
This North Indian vegetarian dish made with red kidney beans in a thick curry with lots of Indian whole spices is usually served with rice or naan.
- 2 Tbs vegetable oil
- 1 cup minced onions (can use red onion)
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 firm, ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (Roma tomatoes work great here. Note: Make sure you use all the seeds and pulp from inside the tomato, it makes a great base for the curry!)
- 1 tsp minced gingerroot, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp Garam Masala
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional) (I would highly recommend adding this in - gives the curry a nice kick without being too spicy!)
- 2 cups drained kidney beans (19-ounce can)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced, or to taste
- 3 Tbs minced fresh cilantro
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- In a large saucepan set over medium heat, add the oil, onions, and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, tomatoes, gingerroot, cumin seeds, Garam Masala, lemon pepper, and dried red pepper flakes, if desired, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
- Add the beans and salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes more.
Calories from Fat 68 (32%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(3%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(41%)Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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