Recipe of Rajma or Kidney Bean Curry


Rajma is the Hindi word for kidney beans. Truth be told both the beans just as this curried dish is called as Rajma. The other name for this item is Rajma Masala where Rajma means the beans and Masala means a spiced sauce.

It is an end of the week issue at home and a Sunday lunch. This specific rajma formula made café style goes very well with both steamed rice just as naan. Furthermore, when you have rajma and rice, do you require something else?

Simply the dissolve in the mouth rajma beans in a rich curry with steamed rice and you have a consoling feast.

Why this formula works

This rajma formula follows the conventional and the most well-known strategy for making rajma curry. So there are no chances of anything ending up being terrible, if you follow the equation precisely.

In the formula, the kidney beans are cooked first which are subsequently added to a sautéed base of flavors, onions and tomatoes. This tasty base is cooked further to a curry or sauce consistency by adding some water and afterward polished off with some cream.

Adding cream makes for a genuinely café style rajma that is tastes so acceptable and which you can present with Indian level breads like naan or paratha or roti.

My family adores rajma masala with steamed basmati rice. Be that as it may, even Indian level breads and jeera rice go with rajma masala well indeed.

In Punjabi homes, they regularly make rajma chawal on ends of the week where the tasty rajma curry is presented with steamed rice. The word ‘chawal’ represents rice in Hindi.


For Pressure Cooking

  • 1 cup rajma – 200 grams (dried kidney beans), any assortment
  • 5 to 4 cups water for pressure cooking
  • enough water for drenching rajma

For Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste

  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves – medium-sized
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 2 Serrano peppers or you can take 2 green chillies

Different Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons margarine + 1 tablespoon oil or 3 tablespoons spread
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¾ to 1 cup finely cleaved onions or 150 grams onions or 1 huge onion
  • 1 cup finely cleaved tomatoes or 250 grams tomatoes or 3 medium or 2 enormous tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red stew powder or cayenne pepper or hot paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • 1 squeeze asafoetida (hing) – discretionary
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 5 to 2 cups rajma stock (the water which was utilized to cook the beans) or new water
  • salt as required
  • 1 teaspoon squashed kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) – discretionary
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons low fat cream or creamer or 1 tablespoon hefty whipping cream – discretionary
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cleaved coriander leaves – for decorate, discretionary

How to make


  • Flush and douse the rajma (kidney beans) in enough water for the time being or for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Following day, dispose of the water and flush the beans again in new water a few times.
  • Channel all the water.

Pressing factor Cooking

  • In a 3 liter pressing factor cooker, take both the splashed rajma and water.
  • Constrain cook on a medium to high fire for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • At the point when the rajma is cooking, you can hack the onions, tomatoes and so on
  • Pound the ginger, garlic and green chillies in a mortar-pestle to a fine or semi-fine surface. Put in a safe spot
  • At the point when the pressing factor settles down all alone, open the top.
  • Check if the rajma beans are cooked or not by taking a chomp or squeezing a couple of beans.
  • In the event that the beans are cooked all around put in a safe spot or channel the beans. Hold the stock (water) in which the beans were cooked.
  • In the event that the rajma are not cooked totally, pressure cook again adding some water whenever needed for certain minutes.

Making Masala

  • Warmth oil + margarine in another pot or skillet on a low warmth. Add cumin first and let them snap and get cooked.
  • At that point add onions and sauté them till they caramelized or brilliant cooked on a medium-low to medium warmth.
  • Take care not to consume them as this will give harsh tones in the curry.
  • Light sautéing the onions is likewise okay.
  • Continue mixing the onions while sauteing them, for uniform cooking and furthermore so they don’t get singed.
  • Lower the warmth and add the squashed ginger-garlic-bean stew glue. Mix and sauté for 5 to 10 seconds on a low fire until the crude fragrance of the ginger and garlic disappears.
  • Add the tomatoes. Saute it properly on medium-low to medium warmth for 2 to 3 minutes until the tomatoes become delicate.
  • Add all the flavor powders individually – turmeric powder, red stew powder, coriander powder, asafoetida (hing) and garam masala powder.
  • On a medium-low warmth or medium warmth mixing frequently sauté the entire masala blend until the fat beginnings leaving the sides of the masala base.
  • Utilizing an opened spoon or a sifter eliminate the beans and add them to the masala.
  • You can likewise strain the cooked rajma first and put it to the side as referenced previously. Put the stock likewise in a safe spot.
  • Mix and sauté briefly.

Making Rajma Masala

  • Add 1.5 to 2 cups of water to the rajma.
  • Add salt and mix the entire curry blend.
  • On a low warmth to medium-low warmth stew without a cover for 10 to 12 minutes or additional time until the curry thickens somewhat. It ought not be watery.
  • Crush a couple rajma beans with the spoon. This assists with thickening the curry.
  • Add the kasuri methi and cream when the rajma masala has thickened.
  • After mixing and stewing for for 30 seconds switch off the warmth.
  • With steamed basmati rice, jeera rice or naan or roti or paratha serve the rajma masala. You can decorate with some coriander leaves when serving.