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An exquisite, healthful rajma salad recipe that’s a must-try - 24 Mantra Organic

An exquisite, healthful rajma salad recipe that’s a must-try - 24 Mantra Organic

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Get bowled over by this delectable Rajma Salad Recipe  

Recipes
6.04.2021

Whether you’re looking to develop lean muscles, increase bone strength or are just planning on leading a healthier and nutritious lifestyle, kidney beans, especially the organic kind, are the way to go.

Referred to as Rajma in the Indian subcontinent this protein-filled, high-fibre legume has much to recommend itself when it comes to its array of medicinal and culinary uses. Not only are these beans a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants but it is also used in a variety of traditional dishes in India.

As such, this article will venture to list out the ingredients as well as the simple steps involved in creating the ideal, cholesterol and fat-free rajma salad recipe.

Rajma salad recipe – Ingredients

This Rajma salad recipe is an amalgamation of fresh, nutritious vegetables, ambrosial spices and exactly the right kind of tanginess.

  1. Rajma – ½ a cup
  2. Finely chopped onion – 1 cup
  3. Lemon juice – 3 teaspoons
  4. Finely chopped tomato – 1 cup
  5. Extra virgin olive oil – 2 teaspoons
  6. Finely chopped green chillies – 2 teaspoons
  7. Crushed and roasted peanuts – 2 tablespoons
  8. Finely chopped fresh coriander – 2 tablespoons
  9. Salt to taste

Steps involved

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Steps 1: 
Before making the rajma salad, make sure you thoroughly rinse the kidney beans and that it has been left to soak in enough water for about 6 to 8 hours (the ideal time to do this is overnight).

Step 2:
Once you’re ready to make the rajma salad, drain the water from the kidney beans and move it to a pressure cooker.

Step 3: 
Add three cups of water into the pressure cooker along with a teaspoon of salt. Let it cook until the beans have softened adequately.

Step 4: 
Once the rajma is cooked, drain it of its water and move the rajma into a large mixing bowl.

Step 5: 
Mix all the other ingredients into the bowl and top it with a sprinkle of peanuts. Serve.

Points to be noted: 

  • Ensure that the rajma has been drained of its water before you use it.
  • You can add any number of vegetables (finely chopped) to your salad.

Nutritional information

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Kidney beans are packed with fibre, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Consuming it on a regular basis would bring a variety of health benefits including the management of healthy weight, increased bone health and the improvement of your blood sugar levels.

As such, here’s a look at the nutritional content found in 90 grams (½ a cup) of cooked rajma.

Calories 101kcal
Carbohydrates 11g
Protein 4g
Fat 4g
Sodium 42mg
Potassium 274mg
Fibre 3g
Sugar 3g
Vitamin A 325IU
Vitamin C 10.4mg
Calcium 24mg
Iron 1mg

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Wrapping up

For a chemical-free, nutrition-filled, delicious diet, organic kidney beans are definitely a good place to start. Their various healing properties, health benefits and buttery texture make for a wholesome meal. Be it for a pasta, a soup, a salad or a healthful gravy, rajma can pretty much hold its own in any of these dishes.

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Rajma and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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