Monday, March 21, 2011

Rajma Paratha / Red Kidney Beans Paratha

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Aloo partha is our family favorite and definitely occupies the dinner menu at least once in a month.

But this time I really wanted to make a healthier version of paratha replacing potato to something that is healthier and at the same time tasty too.

So I choose Rajma (red kidney beans) to make the filling for the paratha and it came out really well. All of us loved it and this dish made the slightly bland bean into a very tasty and healthy dish.

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Ingredients:

Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Lemon extract - 1 tblsp
Salt - for taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves

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Method:

Soak the rajma in water over night.

Cook the soaked beans in pressure cooker for 6 whistles.

Chop the onion finely and keep it aside.

Mash the cooked rajma into a smooth paste. You can even run it in mixie adding some water to it to make the paste.

Take 3 tsps of oil in a pan and drop in the cumin seeds. Once it splutters, add the chopped onion and fry until it turns golden brown. Now add the mashed rajma paste to the pan along with chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Mix them well and cook on medium flame for a while till it becomes thick.

Switch off the flame and add the lemon extract to it and mix well until it blends. Finally add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Rajma filling is ready.

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Make lemon sized balls of rajma filling and keep it ready.

Make chapathi dough and roll out balls bigger than the rajma balls. Flour the work surface and roll the chapathi slightly into a thick circle and place the filling ball in the center and gather the dough from all the sides and seal the ball.

Press the ball slightly and roll the paratha gently into a large circle of 1/4 inch thickness. The trick is to roll it without the filling getting exposed ;)

Roast the paratha on tawa by adding few drops of oil.

Rajma paratha is ready to serve.

Serve it with thick curd or raitha of your choice :)

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Tips:

You can add finely chopped green chillies instead of chilly powder.

Try your choice of beans and follow the same recipe to make paratha :)

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Enjoy making healthy version of paratha :)

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Written by: Nithya
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48 comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

love these paratha's ...
looks healthy and delicious dear :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I always waste rajma for not knowing how to cook it other than sundal and adding in dal makhani, this sounds nice idea and can also make my kiddo eat it :) Lovely!

Sharmilee! :) said...

I too make this paratha but not too often...sure healthy way of eating rotis..Lovely clicks and color combination!

Shanthi said...

I too make this. My sons love it.

Shanthi said...

Sure a healthy and nutritious paratha

Abhilash Pillai said...

I have used Rajma for making sabji but never a paratha.. would try this...

Sayantani said...

I often make this for a quick fix dinner. your clicks are gorgeous as always nits.

kitchen queen said...

delicious tasty and healthy paratha.

Priya said...

Such a great looking parathas, definitely healthy and nutritious..

Prathibha said...

I make this too..I boil rajma until really soft n slightly mash it instead of running it in mixie..it gives a very nice texture 2 paratha..looks yumm

Chitra said...

I have a kg of rajma and i am blinking wat to make with it., will try this soon ..thnx for the recipe nithi :)






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Yummy and tasty parathas dear...Super soft they look...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Smita said...

lovely parathas...very nutritious...have you tried kideney beans salad :)

Ramya said...

Love the parathas:-)
I make it from time to time..
Awesome clicks as always:-)

Divya Kudua said...

Replacing the aloo with Rajma is quite a healthy idea.and we love Rajma,so I am definitely going to try this out!!

rpcooks said...

fantastic! and the 50mm lens is adding to the flavor!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Never tried parathas with any dried beans. Sounds very nice and a treat for my daughter who loves parathas as well as rajmas

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very yummy parathas...healthy too...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Wow paratha looks absolutely delicious !! Loved them .. Excellent clicks and nice presentation !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely parathas with rajma. Would love to get my hands in it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pratibha said...

very innovative and healthy . will definately try it out once

Priya Sreeram said...

good one !

divya said...

Very inviting and delicious paratha !!!

Vimitha Anand said...

A different combination... and red kidney beans are good for health too... will surely try it..

Kairali sisters said...

Aloo parathas are our family fav too, this rajma one sounds way healthier than the aloo. Cute clicks Nithya..

Anuradha said...

Nice healthy parattas. Will try it sometime. Nice pics!

Harika's Kitchen said...

wow very innovative. Tfs.

Jay said...

Thats a nutritious n healthy paratha..love your version..
Tasty appetite

VineelaSiva said...

Wow Rajma paratha is very new to me and it looks very inviting.Will give a try.

Swathi said...

Rajama paratha looks dleicious. Love it.

Zareena said...

Very yummy and healthy version of parathas. Bookmarked this Nits.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Absolutely adorable clicks.. Love the healthy and filling parathas...

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Sathya Sankar said...

Lovely parathas ! Wonderful clicks!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy stuffing..innovative recipe.

Pushpa said...

Protein packed delicious parathas.

Vidhya said...

Lovely Parathas and great picyures as usual.

Yummy Team said...

Great idea, Nithya..Lovely clicks!

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Filling parathas with Rajma sounds good to me. Great clicks as usual girl!

Regards,
Seema
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Priya's Feast said...

luv the shining rajma in the cups...Awesome clicks on paratha

Rumana Rawat said...

Very tasty looking parathas:)

Parita said...

Hey gal! How are you doing? hope things are good at your end! The paratha looks yumm...very healthy and fulfilling too! It could make a great lunch for me :)

Prathima Rao said...

A healthy & filling paratha!!! Lovely clicks...
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Pavithra said...

Love Rajma stuffing in bread and chappathi.. very very healthy.. absolutely yumm Nithi.. Pictures are great asusual.

Suvidha A. said...

Congrats!! Award for you at http://suvidhaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/awards-galore.html

Renu said...

hmmm..it will be a good way to give beans to my little one !!

Huma said...

nice recipe....

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

Looks delecious and so healthy too..love it! :)

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