Kidney Beans/Rajma in Coconut Sauce/Maharagwe ya Nazi

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Serves 2-3

My absolute absolute favourite way to have these beans! They taste rich and delicious and go sooo beautifully with chapatis/parathas or mandazi/mahamri. They even taste fantastic over rice or with simple plain bread!!

1 cup
kidney beans, washed then soaked overnight
2-3 cups
coconut milk
(use extra if you want it more saucy)
1 tbsp
fresh tomatoes, chopped
onion chopped
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
coriander powder
1 tbsp
chopped coriander for garnishing
green chillies
(can be increased or omitted according to taste)

Boil the soaked kidney beans until almost tender, then drain and discard the water (or use it in soups, very nutritious).

Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and fry until softened. Next add the chopped tomatoes, garlic, green chillies, spices and salt. Cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes are softened. Then add the kidney beans and give them a stir so they are coated with the spicy tomato mixture. Next, add the coconut milk  and simmer on low heat, giving an occasional stir every now and then for about 10 minutes. If it feels too dry, add some warm water and mix.

Adjust salt/chilli and garnish with coriander, serve! :)


Aslm Alkm siz can u use da same method with half cooked beans??? Imean canned beasns or what is da best way to do it wiyh nazi??

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine. Just drain the beans and use in the recipe.

assalaam alaikum sis;
can i use the left over soup to extract the coconut milk?
and can i just blend the tomatoes and onions?
Jazakillah for everything!

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes you can use the leftover soup to extract the coconut milk, and yes you can blend the tomatoes and onions if you do not want them chopped. :)

Salaam.. It turned out some how sweet.. Why do you think so? Probably because of coconut milk?

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W/Salaam, was the coconut milk you used sweetened? Because it really should not taste sweet.

Salaam .. do you use heavy or light coconut milk

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W/Salaam, a mix of the two.