What is a comfort food? Comfort food for me means a food
which simply provides you comfort lights up your memories with just its warmth
Sometimes I think that comfort food is termed so, because it
works as a salve for our souls in ways that go beyond taste of the food alone,
they make us happy.
vegetarian North Indian . Red kidney beans ( rajma ) are cooked into a thick creamy curry and served over steamed rice spell total delight. Mention the word Rajma-Chawal in front of me and see my
face light up .
used to look forward to Sundays, because Rajma chawal would be the highlight of
and pick rajma and chawal combo any day. Rajma
Chawal is an Indian comfort food that is so much popular and loved
in India as
macaroni and cheese is in America.
of spices and it comes out perfect. You cook it Punjabi style, Kashmiri style
or any other way, its always yummy, You wont believe in the southern part of
India I ate Rajma cooked in coconut gravy and that was also like…perfect !!.
with masala paste of ginger, onion, tomatoes and a mix of species. Kashmiri’s generally
omit onions and use asafoetida which provides it a characteristic aroma and
that you would be reminiscing about it, long after you have tasted it.
Cooking Time: 35
Serves: 4 persons
Serving Suggestion : Enjoy ladlefuls over steamed rice with a bowl
of thick yogurt or raita .
Make Basic masala from this
Take approx one cup masala paste from above recipe and add
it to a thick bottomed pan.
Immediately add cooked kidney beans along the liquid and
mix it well with masala paste, add rajma and cook for 10 minutes.