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Rajma (or Indian-Spiced Vegetarian Chili)

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 25 min.
This North Indian vegetarian dish made with red kidney beans in a thick curry with lots of Indian whole spices is usually served with rice or naan.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 cup minced onions (can use red onion)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 firm, ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (Roma tomatoes work great here. Note: Make sure you use all the seeds and pulp from inside the tomato, it makes a great base for the curry!)
  • 1 tsp minced gingerroot, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional) (I would highly recommend adding this in - gives the curry a nice kick without being too spicy!)
  • 2 cups drained kidney beans (19-ounce can)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced, or to taste
  • 3 Tbs minced fresh cilantro
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  • In a large saucepan set over medium heat, add the oil, onions, and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes, gingerroot, cumin seeds, Garam Masala, lemon pepper, and dried red pepper flakes, if desired, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the beans and salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 213
  Calories from Fat 68 (32%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(3%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(19%)Sodium 445mg
(18%)Potassium 634mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(41%)Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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