Rajma is the Hindi word to refer the kidney bean / red bean. It is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney . This is protein rich and good for the young childrens.
These spicy redbean cakes will be excellent starter and easy to make in large numbers for parties.
As all the lentils are protein rich , it is good and healthy snack for tea time. It also makes a excellent starter when served along with tomato sauce.
This recipe requires few and easily available ingredients in everyone’s pantry. The time required to make this also less.
Rajma / Red bean – 1 cup
Onion – 1
Wheat flour – 2 tbs or more
Semolina - 2 tbs
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Roasted peanut – 2 tbs
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Cummin powder – ¼ tsp
Amchur powder – ½ tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbs
Salt as required
Soak the rajma overnight and pressure cook for two whistles.
Crush the roasted peanuts. Chop the onion into fine pieces.
In a bowl , add the cooked rajma and mash with the hand.
Add in the roasted peanuts , chopped onion , coriander leaves and mix well.
Now , add all the dry masalas , ginger garlic paste and mix well.
Add in the flour and semolina and mix well. If the mixture was more sticky add in a spoon of flour extra and mix well.
Make this mixture into small balls and flatten slightly to give a cutlet shape.
Heat the griddle and spread a spoon of oil , place two of the shaped tikkis and cook with a spoon of oil .
It can also be deep fried. I cooked in tava with less oil.
Cook till the both sides are slight brown and crisp.
Cook the remaining shaped tikkis.
I got around 12 tikkis.
Crispy Rajma tikkis are ready to serve.
Serve along with the tomato sauce.