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This rajma salad will satisfy your chatpata cravings and keep your weight in check

Updated on:16 April 2020, 12:30pm IST
If you are done with eating the same old roti-sabzi every day and want some variety in your daily meals, then try this rajma salad which is as easy to make as it is tasty and healthy.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Satisfy your chaat cravings with this rajma salad. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

What is life without rajma chawal right? This staple North Indian dish has been making people drool since kingdom come. And yet, the delish rajma is very often not used to make anything apart from the finger-lickin’ good curry we eat with rice.

But does that mean that this nutritious legume doesn’t have anything else to offer when it comes to culinary prowess? Absolutely not! You can use kidney beans aka rajma to whip up vegetarian cutlets and even add it to your chicken dishes for that extra zing.

health benefits of rajma
You can use rajma to cook more than just the Punjabi masala curry we traditionally eat with rice. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

But if you don’t have the patience for these laborious dishes, don’t worry! Here is a simple rajma recipe that you just won’t be able to get enough of. The best part? It is as healthy as it is tasty.

Presenting: cold rajma salad which takes just a few minutes to whip up. Here is how you can go about it. 

Ingredients
250 gms boiled rajma
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 boiled potato, chopped
1 capsicum, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
9-10 coriander stems, finely chopped 
4-5 mint leaves, finely chopped
20 gms roasted peanuts
10 gms almonds
10 gms cashews
10 gm walnuts
10 gm raisins
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt, pepper, and chat masala as per taste  

Preparation
1. In a bowl, add the boiled rajma, chopped onion, tomato, potato, capsicum, cucumber, coriander leaves, and mint leaves. Toss the ingredients very gently.

2. Now add peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, and raisins. And toss the mixture again.

3. Now to season this salad, add salt, pepper, and chat masala and toss everything again.

4. Keep the bowl in the fridge for 20 minutes and serve.

Tasty tip: You can use this salad as a topping for nachos too.

Wondering why we chose rajma for this salad? 

Rajma is all about healthy carbs
Let’s be honest, we need carbs if we need energy to work. And with our hectic work-from-home sessions we definitely need to consume a steady stream of carbs.

Kidney beans or rajma are one of the healthiest beans out there and are loaded with good carbs that will help you absorb fat and reduce weight.

Rajma is all about protein and fibre
When it comes to your gut health you can totally rely for rajmas. And that’s because they are a rich source of fibre. We all know that fibre-rich foods help in better digestion.

About 100 grams of rajma contains 6.4 grams of fibre. Apart from fibre, rajma also has a whole lot of protein–which makes this salad the perfect post-workout meal

PMS vs PMDD
It’s time to chomp on fibre blindly just to lose weight. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

The only thing that we should keep under consideration is to cook them properly otherwise it can lead to stomach ache. 

So, if you guys are also tired of the same old roti-sabzi then do give this rajma salad a try and let us know in the comments section below how you liked it. 

3 Comments

  1. Hi Nikita, I have tried the Rajma salad recipe substituing Rajma with boiled chic peas. It is amazing too

  2. This rajma recipe surely gonna satiate tastebuds of me and my daddy.
    Would give it a try today itself✌️

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Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.