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I have been cooking very basic and quick dishes over entire last week. Beating the increasing heat is becoming a task by each passing day! I have been searching recipes specially for summer!

Red kidney beans pilaf cooked in fresh coconut milk- Rajma Pilaf!

Red kidney beans pilaf cooked in fresh coconut milk- Rajma Pilaf!

This simple pilaf has sweetness of coconut milk. It makes this dish creamy. You can use tinned coconut milk. For this dish, I would recommend to use one cup of tinned coconut milk and 1 cup of water. You can use some nuts too or even raisins are good idea!

Serves 2 person

Ingredients

1 cup basmati rice

3/4 red kidney beans or rajma (soaked overnight and par boiled))

3/4 cup fresh coconut pieces

1/2 cup mint leaves

3 green chillies (cut length-wise)

1 tbsp oil +1 tbsp ghee

2 small cinnamon sticks

3-5 cloves

2 star anise

2 cardamon

1 bay leaf

1 tsp cumin seeds

salt

2 cups water

To blend

1/2 inch ginger

6-7 garlic cloves

handful of mint leaves

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp coriander powder

2 tsp water

For onion and tomato raita

1 onion (sliced)

1 tomato (chopped)

3/4 cup plain yogurt

salt

chopped coriander leaves

Procedure

  • Soak basmati rice in excess water for 20 minutes.
  • For preparing coconut milk, in a blender, put coconut pieces and 1 cup water. Blend it to a smooth pulpy liquid. Strain the liquid through strainer and squeeze the pulp with the help of hands. Now put the pulp and 1 more cup of water and blend it again. Strain the coconut milk and squeeze the pulp. You can store this  coconut milk in refrigerator or use it right away.
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

  • Make paste by blending ginger ,garlic, mint leaves, garam masala and coriander powder with the help of little water.
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

  • In a pressure cooker or deep vessel, heat oil and ghee. Add whole spices, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, star anise, bay leaf and cumin seeds. Mix it.
  • Add mint leaves, green chillies and freshly prepared garlic and ginger mixture. Allow it cook for 2 minutes.
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

  • Add kidney beans or rajma and salt and mix well. 
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

  • Add rice and 2 cups of freshly prepared coconut milk and bring it boil. 
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

  • For pressure cooker, close the lid and cook it through 2 whistles. For deep vessel, close the lid and cook it till rice is cooked and allow it to stand for next 7-8 minutes.
Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

  • Serve it with onion and tomato raita.

For onion and tomato raita

Mix all the ingredients and serve chillied.

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

Red kidney bean pilaf in fresh coconut milk- Rajma pilaf in fresh coconut milk!

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