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Kidney Bean Sesame Seed Dip | Rajma Til Dip | GF and Vegan

Sesame Seeds (a.k.a Sesamum Indicum) are a fibre-rich, Iron-rich source that’s been used in India foods for a long time now. The nutrition benefits of these seeds are so wonderful, it is also said to lower Cholestrol , blood pressure and Triglyceride levels.  Indians use Sesame / Til Seeds heavily around Uttaryan (Makar Sankrant) where calcium is said to be absorbed best through Til Dishes like Chikki, Ellu Bella (Sesame seeds trail mix) and the like.

Sesame Ladoo (Til Ladoo / Ellu Urundai) is also given to young girls at the onset of their menarche to aid pain-free menstruation. A wonderful plant source of calcium and protein, there are many ways we can include this wonder-seed in our everyday dishes. Today’s dish was a meal by itself with some veg crudites, nachos, baked falafel and mediterranean-style oven roasted veggies : all in all an entire dinner that was plant based 🙂

What is Kidney beans and Sesame Dip | Rajma Dip?

A protein rich Dip made with Kidney beans & roasted sesame seeds. 100% gluten Free and Vegan 

A protein rich Dip made with Kidney beans & roasted sesame seeds. 100% gluten Free and VeganPin

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Notes:

You may use any plant protein (like chickpeas / kidney beans / Lima beans). I had a bowl of cooked kidney beans so went with it. 

A protein rich dip made with Kidney beans & roasted sesame seeds. 100% gluten Free and VeganPin

Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – Nil (doesn’t include soak and cook time for the protein base)

Makes – 200 grams of the dip, keeps for 2-3 days under refrigeration

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 What you need to make Kidney beans and Sesame Dip | Rajma Dip:

(ALL INGREDIENTS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE)

  •  Cooked Rajma (One may use Canned too, but drain before using) – 1 cup (240 ml)
  • Sesame seeds roasted – 3 heaped tablespoon ( you may also use Tahini instead, if using that adjust salt and spice accordingly)
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Sumac – 1/2 TBSP
  • Red chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp
  • Olive Oil – 1/4 cup (use in parts)
  • Madras Curry powder ( I used a mix of 1 TBSP Coriander powder and 1/2 TBSP jeera powder + 1/2 tsp pepper powder) – 3 TBSP
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
A protein rich Dip made with Kidney beans & roasted sesame seeds. 100% gluten Free and VeganPin

How to make Kidney beans and Sesame Dip | Rajma Dip

  1. In a blender, puree the cooked rajma with salt and half the olive oil.
  2. Now add the rest of the spices, sesame seeds and blend at low speed, scraping down the mixture every few seconds. 
  3. Serve dip at room temperature with crudites / falafels or any chips / wafers of your choice. 
A protein rich Dip made with Kidney beans & roasted sesame seeds. 100% gluten Free and VeganPin

Kidney Bean Sesame Seed Dip | Rajma Til Dip | GF and Vegan

Kalyani
A protein rich Dip made with Kidney beans & roasted sesame seeds. 100% gluten Free and Vegan 
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment, Dip
Cuisine International
Servings 200 grams

Equipment

  • 1 Wet Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Kidney Beans Cooked Kidney beans Rajma, if using Canned beans drain before using
  • 3 tbsp Sesame seeds roasted – you may also use Tahini instead, if using that adjust salt and spice accordingly
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Whole Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Sumac
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil split use
  • 3 TBSP Madras Curry powder See notes for substitutes
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, puree the cooked rajma with salt and half the olive oil.
  • Now add the rest of the spices, sesame seeds and blend at low speed, scraping down the mixture every few seconds.
  • Serve dip at room temperature with crudites / falafels or any chips / wafers of your choice.

Notes

Notes:
  1. If using Canned beans, drain and use
  2. If using raw beans, wash and soak for 8-10 hours, rinse in several changes of water, cook in fresh water till soft, but not mushy.
  3. Drain the cooked water from the beans (you can use it soups and stew)
  4. If you don’t have Madras Curry powder, use a mix of 2 TBSP Coriander powder and 1/2 TBSP jeera powder + 1/2 tsp pepper powder
Keyword easy party snack, Gluten Free, Kidney Bean, party appetiser, Party food, Party Ideas, Party snack, Plant Based, Rajma, Rajma Dip, Vegan
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23 Comments

  1. Dr Chandni Davda

    That's a very innovative and healthy recipie. Triggers the taste buds and yet healthy at the same time. Great going!! Looking forward to many more recipes..

  2. The dip sounds so full of flavour! Very innovative recipe, Kalyani. Would love to try this out some time. 🙂

  3. Poonam Bachhav

    We love both kidney beans and sesame seeds. Combining both in a dip sounds interesting Kalyani would love to pair it with my tea time snack.

  4. Protein rich Dip with rajma beans and sesame seeds looks so inviting and flavourful!! would love to have it with pita chips or nachos.. Wonderful share!!

  5. preethi'scuisine

    This protein rich dip sounds interesting. I am sure it tasted delicious. Just need some nachos or chips to polish it off.

  6. Kidney beans sesame seeds dip sounds so flavorful and lipsmacking. Chilli flakes, pepper and curry powder definitely made this dip tasty. Loved this healthy and yummy dip. A must try recipe.

  7. cookwithrenu

    Now that is a wonderful and healthy hummus for sure and it will go with almost everything. Love the addition of Madras curry powder.

  8. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Kalyani, just a week ago I made a dip using kidney beans to go with tortilla chips. It is so easy and delicious. Next time will be adding some sesame seeds as you have done.

  9. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    What a lovely idea of making a dip with rajma. Looks so tasty. We love dips and will try it out sometime soon.

  10. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    Wow, I dont need to tell the kids what is in it coz it wont last that long anyway. I love the sesame seed flavour in the dip.

  11. 5 stars
    Isn’t this a close cousin of kidney bean hummus . Sesame and rajma are both my favorite and I am sure when clubbed in a dip they must be elevating the flavors

  12. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    The sesame flavoured dip is ideal to serve with any kind of snacks. Loved it.

  13. 5 stars
    Adding Madras curry powder to a dip sounds very interesting . Let me give this a tey sometime , I normally use oregano or basil to a Mexican dip.

  14. 5 stars
    I love using different beans to make dips. I love the addition of sumac in this recipe. This is a delicious dip to dive into!

  15. This dip surely will be great on sandwiches!..I love it..

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