Wednesday, October 15, 2014



For Konkanis, saung is a popular spicy dish  which is generally made of potatoes and onions. As an interesting variation, here is one which includes Rajma ( Red Kidney Beans) in addition to potatoes and onions. You can vary the spice level depending upon your preference. I have adapted this recipe from the one shared by my friend, Roopa Suraj.


To be pressure cooked:
  • Rajma, (Red Kidney Beans), 1 cup, light coloured and spotted
  • Potato, medium-sized, 1, cut into cubes
  • Onion, 1, chopped
For the Seasoning:
  • Oil, 2 tbsp
  • Onion, large, 3-4 finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder, 4 tsp or as per taste
  • Tamarind, marble sized ball, 
Salt, to taste

Wash and soak the rajma overnight. 
Next morning, pressure cook rajma along with potato cubes and chopped onion, adding a little salt, for 3 whistles. Keep aside.
Soak the tamarind ball in enough water and extract the juice
Heat oil in a kadhai.
On medium heat, add the finely chopped onions
Fry till they turn golden brown
Add red chilly powder and fry for a few minutes more
Add the tamarind extract and fry till the raw smell goes
Add salt to taste
Add the pressure cooked mixture of rajma, potato and onion
Mix well and boil till you get the required consistency
Serve hot with rice and dal.

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