Friday, July 25, 2008

Kidney Bean Curry

Kidney Bean, is a big flat creamish coloured bean. Its very tasty & has a creamy texture to it. In India, you get these in 2 sizes.. a medium one & a giant big one. I usually buy the big ones as we like those.
UPDATE: These are called Double beans in the store. I picked up the packed from Nilgiris in Chennai.

This curry is my Mom's recipe & comes out great. Its easy & delicious too!

So this curry is off to Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons, whos hosting the "Curry Mela". Thanks Sri for hosting a great event!

Kidney Bean - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/4 cup
G.Chillies - 3
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 1 pod
Tomato -1
Onion - 1
Jeera - Dhania powder - 1 tsp
Salt -to taste
Oil - 2 tsp


1. Soak the kidney bean over night. Pressure cook for just 1 whistle next day. The bean has to retain its shape & not get mushy.

2. Grind together - Coconut, G.Chillies, Ginger & Garlic to a fine paste.

3. In a pan add oil & saute finely chopped onions till slightly brown. Then add the ground masala & fry for 3-4 mts.

4. Now add chopped tomato, salt, jeera-dhania powder & mix well. Add required water & bring to a good boil, till raw smell off masala is gone.

5. Finally add the cooked bean & boil again.

Garnish with corriander leaves & serve hot with fluffy phulkas or fried rice! A perfect meal is ready....


Laavanya said...

What is this bean Seema? I only know the fresh butter beans we get in India... curry sounds so good am sure A will love it too.

EC said...

A different masala to rajma...thanks for sharing

Seema said...

Laav - This is a Big Kidney bean we get In India. The equilavent there i am not sure as i usually stock up from here. This is a yum bean & sure you & A will like it.Will try to send if some ones coming there.

EC -Thanks! This is not Rajma - Will get exact name under which it is sold here & update soon.

Sujatha said...

Nice curry Seema! Is this butter beans?

Vanamala Hebbar said...

sounds good ..different rajma curry

Rajitha said...

coconut addition sounds like a great idea and yep..please do tell the name..the curry looks delicious

notyet100 said...

even i thoiugt its rajma,..dolet meknw...wht it is,.recipe lks great//

Cham said...

We get this bean in US in Indian grocerie. But it has some different name, I though dry butter bean! But I like the creamy curry with the creamy bean :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

looks nice . a very healthy dish

Seema said...

Sujata - Thanks! Will update name in a day or two.

Vanamala - Thanks!

Rajitha - Thank u, Name up soon, please wait till tomm!

Notyet100- Wil update name soon.

Cham - Not sure in US, as i used to stock up from India. Will get the right name.

Veg Platter- Thank u!

Red Chillies said...

I was also under the impression that this was Rajma, but then I see that the bean is not red. Very nice recipe Seema.
Also do you add raw garlic to make the maasolu?

Seema said...

RC - Off to store today to check the name of this bean. I Will update on blog by tomm. Pl. check, i will mail u on it too.
Yes, i add 2 "bea" of raw losun to it. When u fry the masol the raw smell will go off - if thats what your wondering about.

ST said...

Curry sounds yummy and awesome...

Andhra Flavors said...

kidney beans curry looks different.
lovely colour.

Anonymous said...

I never cooked rajma till now. But looking at the recipe in your blog i will try it.

Madhavi said...

Awesome recipe Seema, and look rich and yummmyy!!! Thanxxx for sharing!!!

Sunshinemom said...

Looks nice! The gravy is different from the red one I make! I usually use Kashmiri Rajma - The slightly smaller dark red version. This one looks good - a North South Combo:)