1 cup dry red kidney beans or rajma
1 cup split urad dal
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon garam masala
powdered chili, to taste
1 (14-ounce) can creamy coconut milk (I use thick Aroy-D)
1 cup bean cooking water
1. Pre-soak beans and urad dal together in hot water for 1 hour. Cook beans in pressure cooker for 20 minutes. Save one cup of the cooking liquid.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic paste until fragrant and it starts to colour.
3. Add tomato paste, garam masala, and powdered chili, stirring well until you can smell the spices.
4. Stir in coconut milk and then add the beans. Cook at a very slow simmer for about 20 minutes, adding the bean cooking water if it gets too thick or starts to stick. Serve over rice.