A plate of delicious rajma chawal can make us weak in the knees. Hot and spicy rajma curry poured over white steamed rice, along with thinly sliced onions and lemon wedges is always a taster treat. Apart from its taste, Rajma is packed with many health benefits. Red kidney beans are an excellent source of protein and potassium and have a low glycemic index. However, this dish may be heavy for those looking for a lighter alternative in the coming summer months. So how about a twist on the traditional rajma chawal? You can remove all the spices and sauce and enjoy this combination with refreshing chopped vegetables in salad form. This is thanks to nutritionist Pooja Mahija who shared this rajma chawal salad recipe. This recipe is very tasty and can be used as a light dish for lunch or dinner.
In the caption, she wrote, “Rajma chawal! Another fun idea for salads, especially for salad haters.”
To make this salad, you will of course need the star ingredient of boiled rajma. You can add chopped tomatoes, green capsicum, boiled corn, onion, red bell pepper, coriander leaves, red jalapeno and brown rice or white rice (depending on your choice). Mix everything together. To get dressed? Lime juice, olive juice, honey, jeera powder, grated garlic, paprika powder, sumac or amchur powder, salt and pepper can be used. Enjoy!
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Not just salads, Pooja Mahija often shares recipe videos with healthy twists on other delicacies. Most of us like to pair our meals with some interesting pickles on the side. Pooja once posted a video showing how to make a good probiotic sauce. This recipe will give you a mouth watering, comforting and very tasty pickle. To prepare pickles, take raw chopped onion in a bowl, add apple cider vinegar and then hot water. Add raw beets and a little salt. Now keep it at room temperature for 24-36 hours and your probiotic sauce is ready. Not only with regular meals, you can use this pickle as a topping on your sandwiches or enjoy it on rotis too.
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