½teaspoonkashmiri red chili powderor ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot paprika - add as required
½teaspooncoriander powder(ground coriander)
1teaspoonPav Bhaji Masala(add ½ teaspoon garam masala + ¼ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder) if you do not have pav bhaji masala)
1tablespoonchopped coriander leaves, cilantro
1small to medium capsicum(bell pepper) - chopped, optional
grated cheddar cheese as required- optional
chaat masala as required
14 to 18small to medium bread slices- whole wheat, brown, multi grain or white bread
pressure cooking rajma
Rinse ½ cup rajma or red kidney beans (125 grams) a couple of times and then soak in enough water for 7 to 8 hours or overnight.
Next day drain all the soaked water and rinse the rajma beans very well in fresh water.
Add them in a pressure cooker along with 1.5 cups water.
Pressure cook on a medium flame for 12 to 13 minutes or till the rajma beans are cooked well.
There should not be any bite in the beans. Depending on the quality of beans, they may take less or more time to cook. Drain the water and keep aside.
preparing rajma stuffing
Heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a pan or kadai.
Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and saute till the cumin seeds splutter.
Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions and saute till the onions turn light brown.
Then add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
Lower the flame and then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala (add ½ teaspoon garam masala + ¼ teaspoon amchur powder if you do not have pav bhaji masala).
Mix the spice powders very well. Add the spice powders on a low flame so that they do not get burnt.
Add the cooked rajma. Season with salt as required. mix very well.
Saute for 3 to 4 minutes stirring often on a low flame.
Switch off the flame and add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and keep aside.
making rajma sandwiches
Spread butter on bread slices. You can skip butter if you want.
Now add the rajma stuffing on the bread slices.
Top up with some chopped capsicum. You can also add onion slices, tomato slices, grated carrots or beetroot.
Add some grated cheddar cheese. You can also add grated paneer instead of cheese.
Sprinkle some chaat masala on top.
Cover with another bread slice and place the sandwiches in a preheated sandwich maker.
Grill till golden and crisp. Grill all sandwiches this way.
Remove and slice the sandwiches. Then serve rajma sandwiches hot or warm with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.
One chopped tomato can be added in the masala. Add chopped tomatoes after onions are sautéed till light golden.
Grated paneer can be used instead of cheddar cheese
Mint chutney or coriander chutney can also be spread on the sandwiches along with butter.