Rajma/ Red kidney beans

Rajma is one of the typical North Indian (Punjabi dish) which is also call red kidney beans..This is also one of my mom's recipes, this curry dish is so soft and creamy that it melts in your mouth while eating..I never met anyone who doesn't like this dish.. It is best served with steaming hot rice..(Rajma Chawal) and is full of nutrition and taste.

Rajma or kidney beans:- 1 1/2 cup
Ginger: 1 tbsp
Garlic:- 1 tbsp
Onion(chopped lenghtwise):- 1 cup
Tomato:- 1 medium size
Oil:- 2-3 tbsp
Jeera:- 1 tsp
Turmeric:- 1 tsp
Hing/ Asafoetida:- A pinch
Red chilli powder:- 1/2 heaping tsp
Garam Masala:- 1/2 heaping tsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander for garnish


1) Soak the rajma overnight ( or if you don't have enough time soak it in hot water for 3-4 hours).
2) Boil rajma in a pressure cooker with salt and 1 tsp of turmeric.
3) For tadka, heat oil in a pan, add jeera, allow it to splutter.
4) Add ginger and garlic, cook until light brown.
5) Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
6) Add tomato, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala & mix well.
7) Cook until tomatoes are tender.
8) Switch off the gas and let this tadka(tempering) cool down.
9) Grind the tadka into a smooth paste .
10)Transfer this paste in the same pan again and cook for other 3-4 minutes.
11) Add the boiled rajma into this and mix everything well.
12) Now slowly add the water as per your requirement that how thick gravy you need( use the same water in which you boiled the rajma before)

Serve with hot rice...Enjoy:)

If you like the recipe please leave your comments..


Sharmi said...

you have a very nice recipe collection!

Preety said...

thanks sharmi

pardeep kumar said...

Thanks for this recipe
Rajmah-chawal is my favorite.

Roopa said...

mmm nice smooth gravy there Priya! Will try your way of making Rajma:)

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!

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Thats a tasty recipe. Big Fan of rajma chawal. They tasted awesome. :)

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