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Rajma Biryani (Red Kidney Beans Biryani)

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A spicy and tangy delicious biryani with rajma (red kidney beans). Ideal for lunch or dinner. Serve with raita.

Rajma Biryani (Red Kidney Beans Biryani)

image via Smita Chandra

Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 1 1/2 cups
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Tomato – 1, chopped
Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
Cardamom Powder – 3/4 tsp
Clove Powder – 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 3 tsp
Plain Curd – 2 tblsp
Saffron Strands – 1 tsp, mixed with 3 tsp water
Oil – 3 to 4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves – few, chopped, to garnish

1. Soak the rajma for 2 to 3 hours.
2. Soak the rice for 30 minutes.
3. Pressure cook them separately and keep aside.
4. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Fry the cumin seeds for 20 seconds.
5. Add the tomatoes and saute for a minute.
6. Add the curd, red chilli powder, clove powder, gara masala powder, cardamom powder and the cooked rajma.
7. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Add the cooked rice, saffron mixture, curd and stir well.
9. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce flame to low.
10. Cook for a minute and remove the lid.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves.
12. Serve with raita.

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