Red Kidney Beans and Jeera Rice

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So it started from my graduation days. We met during our hostels allotment, it was shifting and moving going on after our admissions.

My college days were extraordinary because our college is not the same like others. There were so many rules and regulations which we need to follow. Well it's a long list to keep us focused towards our studies, but at that time who cares for studies, we all got freedom, staying away from parents, all came from different cities and with different cultures and everyone had packs of things to share with each other. We wanted to enjoy, have fun, wanted outing and so on...

But unfortunately we couldn't't afford any one of them, it was women college, boys are not allowed in our campus, Infact our fathers can't enter our hostels,not allowed to go outside college premises unless we get written application from our parents, cell phones  were banned, only khadi suits allowed , no western nothing.

But still I had best time of my life, I had best buddies, I had another experience of life which people can't afford, and last but not least best food in our mess.

We used to get good food everyday for our breakfast and lunch but in dinner they used to torchure us except for the Thursday.In night they usually prepare cereals and they were too like prepared for sick people,no salt,spices nothing. We mostly skipped dinners but not on Thursday,because it's used to be a special day.  Menu for the dinner was Red Kidney Beans and Zeera Rice and it used to be so tasty that we waited for dinner bell like anything. Even today whenever I see red kidney beans I miss those days.

  • 1 cup - Kidney beans (rajma)
  • 1 large - onion
  • 3 medium - Tomatoes
  • 3-4 medium - Garlic
  • 1 inch - Ginger
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • ½ tsp - Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp - Coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ tbsp - Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ tsp - Red chili powder  (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ tsp - Garam masala powder
  • 3.5 - 4 cups - Water
  • 2 tbsp - Oil
  • salt as required

Instructions :
  1. Soak the beans for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  2. Pressure cook them for 5-6 whistles with water + ½ tsp salt + ½ tsp turmeric powder.
  3. Till beans are getting cooked, make a paste of ginger + garlic + green chillies.
  4. Purée tomatoes and onions seperately.
  5. Now take a pan add oil + cumin seeds.
  6. Let the cumin crackle and then add ginger garlic paste.
  7. Cook them until their rawness get dissolved properly.
  8. Add onion paste and let it fry for few minutes.
  9. Now add tomato purée + turmeric powder + red chilly powder + corriander powder + salt.
  10. Saute the spices well and let it cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes till the spices leave oil from the mixture.
  11. Mix the paste with boiled beans.Add water if the consistency is thick and let the curry boil for 5-6 minutes so that beans get the all flavour of spices.
  12. At the end , add garam masala and mix it. Your red kidney beans are ready.Serve them hot with Zeera Rice.

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Miss Steph said...

This looks so tasty!

nicoleta buru said...

Wish to have that for my lunch today ♥♥♥



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Sue Loncaric said...

Looks and sounds delicious so thank you for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

Rocket Looks said...

Yes Miss Steph, they surely does.
Give it a try , u will surely like it Nicole.
Thanku Sue for stopping by :-)

fabulosa said...

Love rice and beans, staple food of the Caribbean. Thanks

Debra Clark said...

Looks so tasty! Thanks again for visiting us at #TryaBiteTuesday - hope to see you next week.

Kim Spaetti said...

Thanks for the recipe! Looks great!

Sandy Sandmeyer said...

This is definitely a healthy meal and it looks really good as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so much Sandy, Kim, Debra for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you guys had great weekend
Same here, I too love rice a lot @fabulous

Donna Wirthlin said...

I do love beans and rice as does my family--need to give this try. Love the photo, too! Nice to have you co-hosting at #OMHGWW

Amy Ngai said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp

Whitney said...

My mouth is watering! I'm going to have to try this!

Joy Mooiweer said...

I love red beans and rice, this sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

Rocket Looks said...

I also love rice in any form.It has become my weakness.And Thanku so much it's been great working with you Donna.
Thanks Amy :-)
Sure Whiteney give it a try, it's healthy and delicious both.
Thanku so much Joy for stopping by :-)

Swathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious it is best comfort food. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. Pinning and tweeting.

Helen Fern said...

Looks good - and I loved the story. Thanks for sharing on What's for Dinner Sunday!

Hannah Spannah CB said...

Oh I love this recipe. y 3yr old likes anything with kidney beans in so I'll definitely give this a go. Thank you for linking up with #featurefridays

Helen Fern said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on what's for dinner sunday!

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so Much Helen for stopping by, you too have great blog :-)
Yes sure Hannah, give it a try with little spices and chillies, your baby will love it.
Thanks Helen :-)
Yes Swathi, it's favourite to most of Indians :-)

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