Rajma Masala

25 Jun



Rajma/ Kidney Beans 1 cup
Onions 1 large
Garlic 8 cloves
Ginger 1 inch piece
Tomatoes 4
Green Chillies 5
Cloves 4
Cinnamon 2 inch stick
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Corriander powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 4 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Soak kidney beans overnight in 5 cups of water.
Cook in pressure cooker with 5 cups of fresh water for 3 whistles.

Chop onions, garlic and ginger roughly.
Grind them together into smooth paste.
Wash tomatoes and puree them in a blender.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies.

Heat oil in a pan, add cloves and cinnamon.
Then add onion, garlic and ginger paste, chopped green chillies and saute them for a minute.
Add red chilli powder, corriander powder and cumin powder and saute them for another minute.
Stir in tomato puree and cook for five minutes.
Stir in cooked kidney beans with two cups of cooking liquour and salt.
Garnish with fresh corriander leaves and serve with roti.

Notes: Make sure kidney beans are not overcooked.

12 Responses to “Rajma Masala”

  1. Dee June 25, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    Now this is a coincidence. I posted rajma saagwala and you rajma!

  2. Jyothi June 25, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    Hi Raji, really lovely and healthy recipe here. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up.

  3. Mallika June 26, 2007 at 5:32 am #

    I make rajma exactly like this too. Except I use cooked tinned kidney beans to save time. Looks delicious. Lovely photo.

  4. Mythili June 26, 2007 at 10:38 am #

    Abba Raji.. entha bavundooo. Photo lo lighting naaku chaala nachindi….

    ( Trans :- Raji, this is so good. I really liked the lighting in the photo)

  5. anusharaji June 27, 2007 at 8:41 am #

    @dee that sure is a coincidence 😉
    @jyothi thx a lot
    @mallika never tried with canned beans. i was doubtful of the preservatives.
    @mythili mi comment kuda naku baaga nacchindi….thx a lot.

  6. dolls April 20, 2009 at 5:22 am #

    pls mention the size of tomatoes

    • anusharaji April 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

      tomatoes are small.
      roma tomatoes will do

  7. AJ May 2, 2009 at 1:06 am #

    This looks very interesting. But I am not sure what is cooking liquor. Would appreciate if you explain/name it.

    • anusharaji May 2, 2009 at 10:45 am #

      cooking liquid is the liquid obtained after cooking kidney beans in water.
      If using canned kidney beans, just use water.

  8. lubnaazfar May 3, 2009 at 1:40 am #

    my parents belongs from Kashmir and we are rajma lovers thanks for such a wonder ful recipe.

  9. ayushi maharishi September 4, 2009 at 1:18 am #

    i tried this rajma masala, this was so nice. Everyone loved it.thanks for delicious dish.

  10. sainathan July 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    It is nice…the method of preparation….I used to prepare the same method for chana masala but instead of oil butter will be used to fry….

    thanks for sharing the recipe.


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