Curried Red Kidney Beans and Cauliflower (Rajma Masala)
Curried Red Kidney Beans and Cauliflower (Rajma Masala) might be just the Indian recipe you are searching for. This gluten free and vegan recipe serves 8. One portion of this dish contains around 17g of protein, 8g of fat, and a total of 416 calories. Head to the store and pick up bay leaf, garam masala, salt, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the lemon juice you could follow this main course with the Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Icing It works best as a main course, and is done in approximately 1 hour.
Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed 4- to 5-qt. pot or saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add onion and fry, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Stir in cinnamon, bay leaf, garlic, ginger, fennel, cumin, and cardamom and fry, stirring, 2 minutes.
Add cayenne, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala and fry, stirring, 1 minute. Shred tomatoes into pot with your fingers. Stir in serrano chile, salt, kidney beans, cauliflower, and 1 1/2 cups water. Lower heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender and liquid has thickened into a velvety-looking sauce (add more water if necessary).
Season beans with salt. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.
Serve hot over brown rice, with plain yogurt on the side if you like.
Recommended wine: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling are my top picks for Asian. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Essay Chenin Blanc with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 9 dollars per bottle.
Essay Chenin BlancThe Essay Chenin Blanc is a medium-bodied white blend made from South Africa's white varietal, Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc gives the wines its fruit salad, guava and melon aromas and a refreshing acidity. Some sur lie on the less for a few months adds to the complexity and body. A touch of aromatic Viognier complements the fruit structure with some floral hints. The wine is perfect on its own as an aperitif on the porch on a hot summer's day. Chenin Blanc pairs well with a wide range of foods, especially sushi, oysters, Asian curries, sweet-and-sour dishes, and summer salads.Blend: 87% Chenin Blanc, 13% Viognier