Beans and Lentils are something you will always find in an Indian Household. It isn’t surprising as they provide the major part of the protein in a vegetarian diet. These pulses are basically edible seeds that come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. They are a vital source of plant-based protein, fiber, and amino acids, which ensure food security and fight obesity. Rajma urad dal vegan dal makhani is perfect source of high protein.

Pulses include all types of peas, beans, and lentils like- chickpeas, black-eyed peas, yellow lentils, brown lentils, butter beans, haricots, pinto beans, etc. Countries like India and Bangladesh are the largest producers of pulses in the world. Everyone has their own unique way of cooking their favorite lentils and beans- whether savory or sweet. Here is my version of it.

About the recipe

Urad Dal (Black Lentils) are extensively used in Punjabi cooking to make many different variations such as Dal Makhni, Mah Chole, etc. This soul food is a flavorful mixture of Black Lentils, Red Beans, and Herbs bubbled together. Black Urad Dal with Rajma Beans is not just yummy and creamy but has the best luxurious taste that is enjoyed by all.

It is absolutely worth making on a relaxed day as the final dish will be worth all the time. This is a Special Karwa Chauth Recipe for many people and is also a loved dal at Indian Weddings, Parties, and other special occasions. Urad Dal with Rajma is literally one of the best cuisines with a rich, creamy texture that your kids and family will surely love!

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Ingredients required to make Rajma Urad Dal Recipe:

  • 3/4 cups Urad dal
  • 1/4 cup Red beans Rajma/ Kidney beans
  • 3 cups water
  • Minced pieces of 1 Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Asafetida
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek powder
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. Garam Masala
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk

Stepwise Instruction on how to make rajma urad dal recipe:

STEP 1: Heat oil in a pan and then add cumin seeds, bay leaves, fenugreek powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, onions, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, tomato paste, garam masala, and water.

STEP 2: Mix all the ingredients together and let them saute for about a minute.

STEP 3: Open your Instant Pot to check if the rajma (red beans) and urad dal (black lentils) have boiled properly.

STEP 4: Now, mix the tempering from the pan into the Instant Pot.

STEP 5: Then, add milk/cream to the instapot after a while.

STEP 6: Close the lid and let your Urad Dal with Rajma Beans cook for about 8-10 minutes.

Your nutritious and comfort food is now ready to eat!

Why should you try the Recipe?

Well, it’s that quick, easy, and healthy as well. Here are some unknown benefits of the pulses used in this yummy cuisine- Black Lentils and Kidney Beans:

If you wish to enjoy the Rajma Urad Dal Recipe with the perfect rustic feel, add butter or ghee on the top for the presentation and amazing flavor. You could even add some chillies for an extra spicy flavor. This North Indian Punjabi Cuisine is popularly known as Dal Makhni and pairs well with everything from quinoa, steamed rice, garlic naan, ghee-smeared chapati, or any other flatbread.

Try out this delicious yet simple recipe for any special occasion or for your lunch or dinner today! It is vegan, gluten-free, full of plant protein, nutrients, and fiber.

Benefits of Urad Dal (Black Lentils or Black Gram):

  • Urad Dal is an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B complex.
  • It is rich in protein, calcium, iron, potassium, thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin.
  • This whole black gram aids in digestion, protects your heart, makes your bones strong, great for pregnant women, and improves skin and hair.

Benefits of Rajma (Kidney Beans):

  • They are fantastic for your overall health due to their high nutritional value- fiber, protein, iron, folate, and other minerals.
  • Red Beans can prevent colon cancer as they play a positive role in regulating cell growth in the colon.
  •  It also improves the health of your heart and controls your blood sugar levels.

Rajma Urad Dal Recipe

An Indian Comfort Curry loved by everyone! This Vegan and Gluten-Free Cuisine, Rajma Urad Dal Recipe can be made in your Instapot.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 253 kcal

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cups Urad dal
  • 1/4 cup Red beans Rajma/ Kidney beans
  • 3 cups water
  • Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Asafetida
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger, garlic crushed
  • onions chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. Garam Masala
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk Skip for Vegan Version

Instructions
 

  • Preparation
    -Take a small bowl.
    -Add urad dal and rajma beans to it.
    -Wash both the pulses nicely with water.
    -Now take a pressure cooker.
    -Start instapot mode on and add cleaned urad dal and red beans to it.
    -Now take mortar and pestle.
    -And add ginger, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, asafetida, and salt.
    -Now crush all of it.
    -Put the crushed mixture into the instapot.
  • Cooking
    -Take a pan.
    -Add oil to it.
    -To it add cumin seeds, bay leaves, fenugreek powder, ginger, garlic, onions, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, tomato paste, garam masala, and water.
    -Mix all the ingredients together nicely.
    -And let them cook for a while.
    -Now open the instapot to check that the urad dal and red beans are nicely boiled.
    -Add the tempering into the instapot.
    -Mix all of it.
    -And add milk onto it. (Skip for Vegan Version)
    -Now close the lid and let it cook for a while.
    -Urad dal and red beans are ready.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 13gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 693mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 11gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 4mg
Keyword rajma ki daal, Rajma Urad Dal, VEGAN DAL MAKHANI
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Eat it with naan, paratha, roti, or white basmati rice,

You could also serve it with pickle and onions to savor the last bite!