If you want to have a proper meal in a restaurant without having to wait so long before your meal arrives, your best option is 'Rajma Chawal'. Being North Indian means you definitely love Rajma Chawal (King of 'sabzi'). Rajma is the local name for Kidney beans in India.
It is the authentic dish of Punjab. Added to this, it is also a wholesome meal. Oh Yes! it is wholesome because Rajma Chawal provides a balanced diet. Moreso, you do not need an extra 'Dal' or extra vegetables. The steamed rice (chawal) along with the kidney bean seed with added masalas are the ingredients used in the making of Rajma Chawal.
The nutritional value of Rajma is wholesome because, it contains minerals, vitamins, starch and is also rich in fiber. No wonder our Indian mothers never let a week go by without serving Rajma.
In various parts of the world, Rajma is also a special delicacy. It is cooked and served in different ways. Let's have a look.
Rajma in Mexico is used in many dishes. It can be boiled, fried or even mashed. Usually, it is eaten with rice and other mixed dishes.
Kidney Beans in Russia is mostly cooked in Vegetables. It is served as part of salad. Looks so appetizing.
Kidney Beans in Nigeria is known highly as a traditional dish. It is mostly served at wedding parties and other traditional events. It is best eaten with plantain and fish. Sometimes, vegetables are added for garnishing.
Kidney beans are locally called Frijoles. It is black in colour and used to prepare a national dish called 'Feijoada'. Frijoles is cooked in sausages and various kinds of meat.
Cooking kidney beans in coconut is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy them. It is usually served with 'Ugali', a thick paste made out of maize flour. Tanzanians serve such meals on special occasions.
'Many nations, one Rajma'. There are so many other nations like Spain, Colombia, America, and much more. The most amazing fact about Kidney Beans is that they are cooked until very soft. If your Rajma is not soft then, it is not safe for you. Why not step out now to a nearby Dhaba for a great Rajma Chawal.