Sunday, December 6, 2015

Rajma Salad - Kidney bean salad

One must include salads in our daily meals..salads mostly used raw vegetables,mixed all together and used any seasoning like salt, olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice..It is definitely a healthy one ..It contains most of the essentials vitamins required for our lives..There are many ways of preparing salad..One of the salad I am posting here is, Kidney beans ( Rajma) salad..This salad contains kidney beans and other chopped vegetables seasoned with salt, pepper, lemon juice and vinegar..This salad is so tasty, even salad haters will definitely love this..Do prepare this salad and include in your  meals..You can eat by itself too, it will definitely fill your tummy ..Let us go to the recipe


       Ingredients
  • Kidney beans ( Canned / Freshly boiled ) - 1 to 11/2 cups
  • Finely chopped onion - 1 no.
  • Finely chopped tomato - 1 no.
  • Finely chopped cucumber - 1 large no.
  • Finely chopped mint leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped parsley leaves - 3 to 4 tbsp ( can use coriander leaves instead)
  • Finely chopped mix bell peppers ( capsicum), yellow, orange, green, red - 1 1/4 cups
  • Vinegar - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 to 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp
  • Chat masala - for sprinkling ( optional)
  • Salt - according to your taste
       Method
  • If using fresh kidney beans: soak them in water overnight. Add soaked kidney beans with little water in a pressure cooker and cook it for 5 to 6 whistles till soft..Be careful, beans should not be mashed...Drain the beans and keep aside..
  • If using canned kidney beans: Open the can and drain out the water from it..Wash the beans and keep aside..
  • Add all the ingredients one by one in a large bowl and toss well..
  • Serve immediately..Remaining salad can be refrigerated
  • Enjoy this tasty salad..
      Notes
  • Make sure to chop the vegetables and herbs very finely..Do not slice it, as it may not taste good
  • If you don't have parsley leaves, add coriander leaves instead..But parsley leaves give nice flavour to this salad..
  • Seasonings and vegetables can be adjusted according to your desire and taste..