Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

Course : Curry
Serves: 6
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2 cups red kidney beans
3/4 liter water
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup oil
1 cup onion -- chopped
1 piece ginger -- (1 inch), chopped
1 teaspoon garam masala
3 medium tomatoes -- chopped
1 bunch coriander leaves -- for garnish

Preparation / Directions:

Wash beans and boil for 2 - 3 hours in an ordinary pot or 1/2 hour in a pressure cooker. Heat oil over high heat. Add onions and fry until golden brown. Take care not to burn them. Add garlic, ginger and tomatoes. Fry until a smooth paste is obtained. Add this paste to the beans and cook again until most of the liquid dries up and the beans are soft and thoroughly cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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