Monday, April 27, 2009

Chitra -Rajma from foothills of Himalayas

This is "Chitra Rajma" that my mom got for me from Mumbai. She knows my fascination for the Indian regional cooking, so whenever she sees something different, she wastes no time picking it for me.

Per the documentation on the back of the bag of this lovely rajma - it is grown in the foothills of Himalayas. They are called "chitra" or picturesque because of the intricate shading/design on these beans. They are used in Kashmiri cuisine. They reminded me of the "pinto beans" in appearance but the taste wise they were more close to the regular rajma. Or little better than the regular rajma with very soft texture & more subtle taste.


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