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Rajma/kidney beans and oats Snack

Oats Rajma snacks

About:
This snacks is loaded with protein and fibre, it is a power packed healthy and yet delicious. It can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack to munch.

Health Benefits:

Oats and beans both are good sources of soluble fibre. Beans-Soluble fiber—the kind that absorbs water—is good stuff. Add it to your diet, and it will keep you regular, stabilize your blood sugar levels, and lower your cholesterol levels by preventing the absorption of artery-clogging lipids in your intestines. Plus, eating more soluble fibre is an excellent way to reduce blood-serum levels of LDL cholesterol
If you are not used to eating beans, add them into your diet gradually and drink plenty of water so the fibre can become soluble. If you eat too many too fast you can develop intestinal gas, so go slowly.

Serves: 2
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

• Rajma/kidney beans-1 cup
• Instant oats-1 cup
• Finely chopped cucumber-1/2 cup
• Finely chopped capsicum-1/2 cup
• Finely chopped tomato-1/2 cup
• Coriander- Handful finely chopped fresh leaves
• chilli powder-2 tsp
• cumin powder-2 tsp
• black salt-2 tsp
• Chaat masala-2 tsp
• Khakra crushed -1 (Optional)
• lemon juice-1tbsp

Method:

• Soak kidney beans in water for 3-4 hrs and cook them in a cooker by adding little salt and enough water for 3 whistles. Let them cool down in a cooker and later remove it from cooker.
• In a non-stick pan dry roast oats on a medium flame for 3-4 mins and keep aside to cool.
• In a large bowl combine chopped cucumber, capsicum, tomato, roasted oats, cooked kidney beans and mix well.
• Then add the dry ingredients chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, and black salt mix well. (add salt if required)
• Sprinkle coriander, lemon juice, top with crushed khakra and serve immediately.

Note:
• You can even cook Rajma in the microwave / in a vessel with water on a stove with closed lid.
• Do not overcook kidney beans as it goes mushy.
• You can even use tinned beans but take beans right out of the can, rinse them well to remove much of the sodium and use them.

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on June 24, 2014, in Indian, Starters and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. very very healthy.. ok can you show me how to make Rajmah 🙂 pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  2. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    A healthy and filling snacks to start afresh during breakfast. The protein and fibre rich dish forms a part of once diet.

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  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    This sounds delicious and we eat a ton of beans at our house. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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