Rajma – 300 gms soaked overnight
Onion – 2-3 cut into slices
Tomatoes – 5-6
Garlic – 6-8
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Fennel Seeds – 1 tbsp
Poppy Seeds – 1 tbsp
Green Chillies – 2-3
Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tbsp
Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped
Salt to taste
In a mixie grind onion, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and green chillies into a fine paste and keep it aside.
Also add the tomatoes and grind into a fine paste and keep it aside.
In a pressure cooker, cook soaked rajma with water along with masala items like cinnamon stick, cloves and bayleaf for 6 to 7 whistles. Once cool discard the masala items but keep the water.
In the same cooker, add ghee/oil and once hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida and saute for a couple of minutes.
Now add the ground onion masala paste and mix well. Now add the tomato paste and saute for a few minutes.
Now add red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well.
Now add the cooked rajma and the reserved water. Let it cook for 10 mins. Mash some of the rajma and mix well.
Now garnish with finely coriander leaves.
Yummy Punjabi Rajma masala is now ready !!
Note: It goes well with chapathis as well as rice !!