It is said in the northern part of India that it is the queen of the best quality. Apart from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu, it is also cultivated in Haryana. People eat rajma with great fervor in Jammu’s Ramban.
Notwithstanding India, Rajma is popular all over the country.
Who would not like Rajma-rice. In everyone’s home, this dish sometimes appears on the dining table on weekdays or on weekend lunches. But you will be surprised to know that Rajma, the choice of almost every Indian, came not from India but from some other country. Rajma, which is called Kidney Beans in English, know today where it came from in India and how it became a favorite dish of this country.
India came from Mexico
Rajma was first cultivated in Mexico. From here the Portuguese took it to Europe. Then it reached India via South Western coasts from here. It is said that Rajma is hundreds of years old and since then till now it is as popular in India as it is probably not even in western countries. You also know white beans as cowpea. Nutricians call Rajma very nutritious. According to him, 100 grams of Rajma contains 140 calories, 5.7 grams of protein, 5.9 grams of fat and 18 grams of carbohydrates.
Where is farming
It is said in the northern part of India that it is the queen of the best quality. Apart from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu, it is also cultivated in Haryana. In Ramban in Jammu, people eat Rajma with great fervor and it is served with pomegranate sauce. The Rajma of Chinta Valley in Doda district of Jammu is famous all over the world today. The kidney beans here are small in size and its taste is slightly sweet.
Even among the people of Nepal, Rajma is quite popular and is famous as street food. Rajma cultivation is also very special. According to experts, nowadays, the cultivation of Rajma has become easier than ever.
When is it cultivated
Earlier it could only be in hilly areas but now it can be cultivated in almost every kind of climate. Rajma is cultivated at different times in different states. For example, the time of mid-October of its cultivation in Maharashtra is considered right. At the same time, its cultivation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in early November is said to be right. It is cultivated in any state between May and June. Also, it is cultivated in some states even in February and March.
Half a dozen varieties of Rajma in India
Agricultural scientists call Rajma cultivation as better for the farmers. He says that its cultivation is very beneficial for the farmers. They also get a lot of profit from the cultivation of Rajma. It is said that about half a dozen varieties of Rajma have been developed in India. Farmers are also advised from time to time for its cultivation starting from the third week of October.
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