1 cup rice, i used sona masuri, basmati is preferred
3 nos peppers (I used one of each color)
1 cup red kidney beans/rajma, cooked
1 tomato, chopped
2 bay leaves
4 garlic cloves,minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp paprika, original recipes uses smoked paprika
1.5 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tbsp oil
- Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes. Heat a pan, add oil, when it is hot, add chopped onions, bay leaves,and garlic. Saute until onions turn translucent.
- Add chopped tomatoes and bell peppers to this and saute until the tomatoes are soft. To this add cooked rajma beans, paprika and cumin powder. Mix well.
- Now add drained rice and 3 cups of water. Add alt and mix well. Cover and cook for 15-20 Minutes or until the rice is done.
- Remove from the heat, take out the bay leaves, fluff it up with a fork, garnish it with some fresh mint leaves and serve hot.