Kidney Bean Salad

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Serves 3-4

A healthy, simple and delicious salad, goes well with rice or potatoes, can be had on it's own or can be used as a side to just about any dish.

3 cups
kidney beans/rajma (cooked)
1/2 cup
sweet corn
tomato, chopped
small onion, finely chopped
small capsicum, chopped
green chillis, finely chopped
2 tbsp
olive oil
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
cumin seeds
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp
salt or to taste
1/2 tsp
black pepper

Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Next add the garlic paste, followed by all the other ingredients except for the lemon juice. Mix everything together well, turn the heat down to low and allow to warm through and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Do not over-cook as you want some crunch in the salad. Turn off the heat, squeeze in the lemon and adjust seasoning to your taste. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy! :)


Salaam fauzia, can we use the canned ready beans

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

Salams, my wife is really fond about your site.

I purposely read "Fauzia's Chicken Run" :-)

Have u appeared in any TV shows? Just want to watch if any. Me not a Read-cooking guy but watch-cooking.

one last question, can you make ice cream sandwich with jellybeans?

All the best - from Saudi Arabia

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam and thank you! I have never appeared in any cooking shows on TV, just doing this as a pass-time and for fun. Ice-cream sandwich with jellybeans sounds awesome, will definitely give it a try! Thanks again. :)

your recipes always call for tandoori masala, Which do you use?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Natco. But any brand will do.

jazzkallah khair for the wonderful recipes....i have never used kidney beans in my kitchen...but i like them...are they to be soaked overnight nd then boiled?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes they are.

jazakallah khair

Assalam. I really like your recipes may Allah reward you for doing this great job ameen.

Hi. Approximately how many cups of uncooked kidney beans yields 3 cooked cups?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

About 1 cup or at most 1 and a half cups. After soaking and cooking they normally double or sometimes triple in volume.

is there any other way of cooking kidney beans without any overnight soaking?
also, how long will it stay fresh in the freezer?

Thx for making this incredible site. I really fo appreciate it and im sure others do too
May ALLAH bless you

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes, you can simply soak them for a few hours (about 2-3 hours). The overnight soaking helps them cook faster the following day, so it ends up saving a lot of time. And yes you can always freeze the beans in an airtight container and just run some water through them to thaw them out whenever you need to use them again. They should easily keep well for about 4 weeks frozen. Thanks so much for your lovely dua and message. :)