This recipe is figure friendly: a spicy, refreshing salad based on red rajma beans like they are called in India (they are called kidney beans due to their shape in the rest of the world). Although these beans have quite a few calories, they also provide plenty of proteins, minerals and fiber making them an excellent ingredient for a healthy diet. I hope you will enjoy this colorful salad, which is a first-rate main course on a hot day or can be served as a â€œprimo piattoâ€ (appetizer). It also makes a nice addition to any buffet. Normally I donâ€™t really like raw onions. They leave a disgusting aftertaste in my mouth which lingers for hours, even if I brush my teeth and use a mouthwash. In this salad however, finely minced raw onions fit nicely. This is one of the few dishes, where I not only tolerate raw onions, I love them. I discovered this salad about two decades ago at my best friendâ€™s hotel. She owns a 400 year old mansion, a â€˜Hammerschlossâ€, nestled in the idyllic Bavarian countryside close to Regensburg. In luscious green surroundings she serves every Sunday a delicious brunch buffet. One of the plates regularly offered there is this salad. Here in Goa, rajma beans belong to the traditional cuisine and you can find them practically everywhere. I often make a big bowl of this salad and keep it in the fridge, where it stays fresh for up to a week. Whenever somebody feels hungry, they can help themselves to a nutritious meal.
Recipe posted by Kornelia