“Punjabi Rajma” or Kidney beans curry is a typical recipe from Northern India; typical with some ginger-garlic flavors, succulent tomatoes, a masala-mélange and soft boiled beans. Punjabi Rajma is nutritious, delicious and makes an ideal Meatless Monday dinner too.
Have you guys heard of sleeping temperature? You might not have heard the word before (or may be it is just me?), but you surely know what it is, especially if you are a couple. It is how hot or how cold you like your surroundings when you sleep. I heard this on The Ellen Show. Ellen says one of the first things you are supposed to discuss with a prospective spouse is your sleeping temperature; otherwise you will be fighting about it for the rest of your life. How many of you said “OMG. That is so true!”? Yes, I like to sleep cold and my husband? You guess it! He likes to sleep on Venus (the closer to the Sun, the better):D
I know that opposites attract is one of the laws of nature but I have not really been a believer of that particular law. But the few years of married life and a few things of hearsay later, I have started to realize otherwise:
“’There are dreamers and there are realists in this world, you think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. See the dreamers need the realists to keep the dreamers from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground” ― Modern Family
That is quote from one of my favorite sitcoms. Do you see yourself in one role and your spouse in another? I sure do! 🙂
To add to the above, I have a long list of opposites between Nachiket and I. I like vegetables, he does not. I hate watermelon, he loves it. I am a planner, he is an on-the-spur kind of person. But we do have something in common.
Both of dislike rajma (kidney beans) until… Yes. Until, this Punjabi rajma I made. Would you believe that both of us turned in favor of Punjabi rajma at once? True story, guys! All the things you believe, you re-believe and then life surprises you, in the smallest of ways and reminds you that you and your partner are basically just the same person eh?
This Punjabi Rajma is a classic Indian curry. Be sure to soak the rajma (dried kidney beans) for atleast 8 hours prior to cooking it or you can use canned beans, wash the liquid away and use it in the recipe. Easy-peasy to make with the most basic Indian masalas, customizable heat (spice) levels, this Punjabi Rajma will make your meal tastier.
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