Red Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)
Happy New Year!
Have you heard of Veganuary? No? It's a 30-day challenge of eating plant-based foods. Won't be doing it straight for a month, but two-three times per week is great. [Ed. note: Through the NFL playoffs? Are you insane, woman?]
This red kidney bean curry (a.k.a. Rajma) is like a vegetarian chili, but with Indian spices. Adapted from Smitten Kitchen, this super-easy-to-make (20 minutes, start to finish), freezer-friendly and budget-conscious dish is fantastic served with rice, quinoa or naan bread. Great veggie sides include roasted yams, roasted cauliflower or sauteed greens like spinach, kale, or chard (if you're trying to be low carb).
Full disclosure, I was a little hesitant to offer this to the BF. Not because he doesn't like vegan meals, but because he's not a huge chili fan; he likes, but doesn't love beans. So I can't tell you how surprised I was that he loved this. I mean, really, really, truly inhale-a-bowl-and-ask-for-more loved this. [Ed. note: You tricked me! Curses!] #Winning
Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen
Number of servings: 6
Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, ang nefer took da treat...
Julie Anne Steiner
1/3/2020 09:45:25 pm
I could easily have 3 or 4 vegan days a week and this sounds delicious! I would leave most of the spicy, spices out and just add to my own bowl of chili (Heidi and John are not fans of spice). I didn't have time to make this for Jerohn, Lori and Leonard, I'll make it for sure on my next visit. xoxo
1/3/2020 10:40:26 pm
Oh Jules!!! I bet Lori & Jerohn would love this! Recipe is very adaptable...just leave the hot stuff out (you can sprinkle in your own bowl)...and I bet John and Heidi would eat this. It's really flavorful. Don LOVED it. It is BF approved. xoxoxo Also, make a big batch and freeze some for Lori. It reheats well.
2/27/2020 10:46:02 am
This link took me to Moveable Feast but you sent me the link to the original recipe in December, before you posted on your blog. Some of the changes Lori and I made to the original recipe are exactly the same as your changes! We added extra fresh ginger, a can of black beans and about a tsp of curry. Love you
2/27/2020 10:52:47 am
Julie--so glad you liked it!!! xoxo
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