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Rajma Masala

Usually this curry is served with rice and its called as Rajma chawal. You can also serve this curry with any Indian Bread.
  Rajma 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Green chillies 2 , slit
  Green chilies 2 , slit
  Onions 2 , finely chopped
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ginger 1 Inch, finely chopped
  Tomatoes 2
  Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Soak rajma overnight and pressure cook for upto 2 whistles.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they splutter add onions and fry till golden brown.
3. Now add ginger and green chillies and saute for few seconds.
4. Now add the tomatoes and cook till mushy.
5. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute for few more seconds.
6. Add boiled rajma along with the boiled water and bring it to a boil.
7. Add salt and garam masala powder, cover and cook on a medium flame till everything blends together. (Approximately 15 minutes).
8. Serve hot garnished with cilantro.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Vegetarian, Pregnancy
Rajma Bean
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Red Kidney Beans Curry

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vikas.kumar's picture
Thanks for this post. Rajma Chawal is my favourite vegetarian dish. When I was at boarding school, we were served rajma for lunch on alternate Tuesdays...I still remember this...Goes to show how eagerly I waited for those 2 days every month.
Snigdha's picture
I love all kinds of beans and Rajma is one of my favorite. I like it more with Rotis/Chapathis.
vandana's picture
Rajma chawal is one of my favorites. I like it with chapatis and a raita to go with it.
twinkleeyedgirl's picture
even we can eat it up with n bread toast apply butter on it n then rajma on it .. ....but yes the main it taste with chapatis only
priya's picture
The presentation levels are very good and i prefer mostly north Indian dishes with chapatis and puri. sure i am going to prepare it this week end
Rajma Masala Recipe, Red Kidney Beans Curry