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Red Kidney beans are ideal for soups, casseroles, salads and vegetarian burgers. An essential for any decent chilli they absorb spices and flavourings well and have a lovely, creamy texture when cooked.
Red Kidney Beans ingredients: Red Kidney Beans in filtered water.
Summary: The combination of spices makes this hearty and nutritious vegetarian meal or side dish unusual and especially good for the colder months. It is very easy to prepare and needs minimal attention while cooking.
Summary: This is the Indian cousin of your favourite spicy chilli : red kidney beans are stewed in fresh or canned tomatoes, seasoned with onion, garlic, fresh ginger, fresh chillies and Indian spices.
Asafoetida, also known as Hing, is an extremely pungent spice extracted from a sort of giant fennel, frequently used in Indian cuisine. Asafoetida's strong, off-putting, rotting garlic smell disappears during cooking to deliver a delicious savouriness. I truly believe it is the secret ingredient here : I had made many decent rajma masalas over the years, but it is not until I started adding a pinch of asafoetida, that I found rajma masala perfection. So although optional, do include asafoetida if you can get hold of it.
Summary: If you like all things Indian, the garam masala (Indian hot spice mix) will give this Mexican classic a unique flavour.