Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quinoa With Fresh Rajma/ Kidney Beans

          I love rajma/ kidney beans, both fresh and dry, and the fresh beans tastes simply too good. It can be used in curries, kurmas and pairs well with most vegetables. So when I wanted to try something with quinoa, I used these kidney beans which I had in the freezer, added some fresh masala and the result was a very filling and tasty dish. Serve it with some vegetable raitha for a complete meal..

Need To Have

  • Quinoa - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Kidney Beans - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  • Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
  • Chopped Coriander - 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1" piece
  • Cloves - 2

To Grind

  • Grated Coconut - 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Cashews - 5


          Grind together all the ingredients given under ' to grind '.

          Heat oil, add the cloves and cinnamon, when it starts sizzling, add the onions and saute for a minute. Then add the tomatoes and saute till it starts breaking down.

          Now add the ground paste and saute till you get a nice smell, about 2 to 3 minutes and then add the kidney beans.

          Add the quinoa and the chopped coriander, mix everything for a minute, add about 2 cups of water, salt, bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook till it's done and when almost all the water is gone. Then switch off and leave it undisturbed for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

I had peeled, washed and freezed the fresh kidney beans.
Initially I had done the same dish with couscous and had used mint instead of coriander, tasted good. 
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  1. We love and eat lots of kidney beans. Love the combo with quinoa.

  2. That is really protein packed dish Hema, Yumm and healthy.

  3. wow very healthy recipe,luks tempting...

  4. healthy and looks delicious.

  5. A healthy and protein packed preparation..

  6. wow..this preparation looks delicious !!! Your click makes it more tempting :)

  7. Super healthy....

  8. What a great tempting combo dear!!

  9. Wow i dont mind inviting myself to ur place, beautiful and nutritious quinoa..

  10. Never imagine this combo,super healthy Dish!!

  11. wow very nice recipe,so good for health. I have never made quinoa I got to try it soon.

  12. Protein and iron rich food.. very healthy

  13. Looks gr8! I have yet to try quinoa. Never had a chance of tasting it too.

  14. Very healthy.. Absolutely love it Hema :-)