Recipe: Rajma Chawal

CooQ : Recipe: Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal

South indian, north indian, Mains

236 calories/serving
45 mins
Want to surprise your family with the best rajma recipe? Try this easy rajma masala recipe today! If you are wondering how to make Rajma Chawal, don't worry! This easy rajma recipe will help you make this delicious and filling lunch with no efforts.


1. Soak 1 cup rajma / kidney beans in enough water for 12 hours.

2. Drain off the water and add transfer to a pressure cooker with 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp salt, 1 black cardamom and 4 cups water. pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till rajma gets cooked.

3. In a large kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 inch cinnamon and 5 cloves.

4. Add in 1 finely chopped onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 slit green chilli and saute until the onions turn golden brown.

5. Now add 2 cups tomato pulp. cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the oil is separated.

6. Further keeping the flame on low add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp aamchur / dry mango powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and 1/2 tsp salt. saute until the spices turn aromatic.

7. Add in cooked rajma and mix well. cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the curry thickens.

8. Now add 1 tsp crushed kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

9. Finally, enjoy rajma with hot jeera rice.



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