Rajma & Carrot Makhani

This recipe is inspired by the Rajma Masala prepared by Sona. Since the makhani gravy is much liked by all at home i prepared the rajma makhani  with the carrots to give a mild sweetness.

Rajma - 1 cup (soaked overnight or for 6 to 8 hours)
Carrot - 2

Oil - 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 large
Garlic -6 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, peeled & julienned
Tomato - 2 large

Turmeric - 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/3 tsp

Coriander - 1 sprig, chopped
Butter - 1 tsp
Milk or cream - 2- 3 tbsp


Pressure cook the rajma for 8 whistle or till turns slightly mushy.

Heat oil in a pan. Mince the onion and garlic and add to oil. Saute for a while. Add the julienned ginger.Stir for few seconds and add all the powders. Grind the tomatoes to a fine paste and add it to the masala. Add the chopped carrots and cooked rajma. Add salt. Bring it to boil and then simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. Check taste. Add milk, sprinkle the coriander leaves and add the butter. Stir well. Turn off heat. Serve with naan, roti or rice.

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