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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 139.2
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,377.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.0 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Rajma

Submitted by: LOTUS737

Introduction

Indian Kidney Beans Indian Kidney Beans
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    4 cups red kidney beans
    1 cup raw onions, chopped
    1 can crushed tomatoes
    1 tbsp salt
    1 tbsp pepper, red or cayenne
    2 cups water
    1 tbsp canola oil

Directions

Saute onions in oil until golden brown.
Add crushed tomatoes, cook for a few minutes.
Add kidney beans, water, salt, and pepper. Heat through. Serve alone or with basmati rice.

TIPS:
-Use canned kidney beans to make this quickly, be sure to rinse the beans before adding them.
-You can add as much or as little water to the pot depending on what consistency you like.
-You can also add garlic and or ginger to change up the flavors.
-If you REALLY want to change the flavor, buy MDH channa masala (in my opinion the best channa masala brand) or chat masala and add around 1/4 teaspoon to the dish.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOTUS737.





TAGS:  | Indian | Indian  | Vegan | Vegan  |

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    without the salt . . . very good!!! - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very Good . the only change that I did was the salt...0 salt. 0ther than that It was delicious. thank! - 7/24/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to make, and delicious! However, the sodium content is off the map. Perhaps 1 tbsp of salt was a mistake? I used cumin, and just a dash of salt, and it was fine. I also used a fresh tomato in the food processor (lower sodium than canned), and rinsed beans as suggested. Thanks! - 4/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just made this, and it's very good over rice! I will definitely make this again. - 6/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was easy to adapt to the crockpot as well I also opted for no salt and to sprinkle a smidge on afterwards. - 3/27/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added some curry powder as I didn't have the masala. I loved it! - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I cut the salt in half and ate it over a bed of brown rice. It was a nice change up for dinner. - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 3/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For additional protein, I soak soya chunks in warm water and add them to this recipe. They are delicious!! Potato lovers can add diced potato alongwith and let it cook until soft. I have tried this recipe with all kinds of variations and my husband just loves it. Goes good with any Indian bread too! - 9/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm cooking this right now. Instead of water I used a homeade salt free chicken broth and also used no-salt added crushed tomatoes. Added garlic and some fresh red cayenne pods from my garden. Can't wait till dinner time! - 8/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to make this! We are going more vegetarian and my hubby is up to his eyeballs in tomatos so this is another option for using them up. Thanks! - 7/28/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I-ve read so much about the benefits of this beans and wanted to find a good recipe for them, i think i just did - 7/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I had it for lunch over brown rice. - 7/26/08

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    An interesting variation to bean salads. - 7/26/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time & its incredible. I'ts good on it's own...like a stoup. We love it. - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We will make this often at out house. I only used a dash of salt. Thanks for the idea of using fresh tomatoes. The garden is starting to produce. - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    FINALLY, a great recipe for kidney beans! I used the garlic flavoring and we loved it! Thanks for the recipe~ - 7/26/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hmmm...simple and easy! Yay! - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very Good.....have made this several times and will make it again. - 7/7/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really like this recipe. It comes together wonderfully. I also used the MDH channa masala which makes this dish taste more authentic. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A new twist to Kidney Beans - 7/26/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    To cut the sodium use dry beans instead of caned and dont use the whole tablespoon of salt. Hope this helps. - 11/3/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This turned out great! I just used a little bit of salt, and not quite so much cayenne, and we all loved it, over rice, or by itself. My husband just sucked it up, like a happy vacuum cleaner. Next time I will make double the recipe, so we can have leftovers... - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh, man! This recipe is so good!! I omitted the salt and added a bit of garlic and red pepper flakes. Next time, I think I'll throw some shrimp in the pot, too. This one's a keeper! Thanks, Lotus737! - 5/1/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will omit the salt, but other than that it will be wonderful - 3/13/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely try this dish.I have fresh tomatoes,and will put in a little garlic and cumin. - 7/26/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    VERY GOOD SIDE DISH FOR MY LUNCH AT WORK - 7/26/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds fantastic. Will try it soon. Thank you - 7/26/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!! - 3/26/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a very easy and tastey recipe. - 3/19/07

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  • Another good recipe messed up with the addition of TOO MUCH SALT!
    I agree you can adjust the amount to your own taste, but many people follow a recipe as printed and then wonder why you taste nothing but salt. JMHO - 5/23/12

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  • Missed out the salt and used one tin red bean and one tin white beans with passata as no chopped toms in the cupboard. Tasted really nice and very filling but a little spicy for my youngster so will go for slightly less cayenne next time. Certainly a good winter warmer. - 1/12/12

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  • OK...I tweaked this one a LOT, but it turned out FABULOUS...I added a nub of ginger, three cloves garlic, a whole red onion, and used 4 small fresh tomatoes instead of canned...and mixed it up at the end with whole wheat couscous w veg broth & dried pineapple boiled with the broth. Fresh parsley too - 10/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this but added Italian herbs, 2 cans of stewed tomatoes with juice and no water and added a quarter rounded teaspoon of garam masala and it was delicious! - 4/22/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Too much sodium - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What is a serving? I can't find this information anywhere on this website. - 3/9/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This has too many carbs per serving for the diet my doctor is having me follow. It sounds GREAT though! - 7/28/08

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