Punjabi Rajma Masala | How to make Punjabi Rajma Masala

By Farrukh Shadab  |  28th Nov 2015  |  
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About Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe

Punjabi Rajma Masala is an extremely desired North Indian dish cooked in rich onion and tomato along with spices. Best combo of this delicious Rajma masala is with hot steamed rice or Jeera rice and onions rings. But, this can equally be relished with yum crisp lachcha paratha, nan or phulka. To me, Rajma chawal is one of the finest vegetarian combo when rajma is perfectly cooked along with spices giving it very well balanced flavours and aroma.

Punjabi Rajma Masala, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Punjabi Rajma Masala is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Farrukh Shadab. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Punjabi Rajma Masala is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Punjabi Rajma Masala recipe by Farrukh Shadab. Punjabi Rajma Masala can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Punjabi Rajma Masala just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Punjabi Rajma Masala can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Punjabi Rajma Masala.

Punjabi Rajma Masala

Ingredients to make Punjabi Rajma Masala

  • 300 grams rajma (red kidney beans)
  • 2 large onions very finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes blanched peeled and pureed
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1&1/2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1&1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt as per taste
  • water as required
  • Blend together to a coarse paste:
  • 8 nos garlic cloves
  • 2 green chilies ( you may add more)
  • 1&1/2 inch ginger piece

How to make Punjabi Rajma Masala

  1. Clean and thoroughly wash rajma. Soak them in enough of fresh water for 5-6 hours or overnight. once soaked, do not drain the water.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add rajma along with water ( in which rajma was soaked) 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. pressure cook until rajma is done.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan or handi, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add chopped onions and cook until pink and soft Add garlic-ginger-chili paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add finely chopped tomato. cover and cook until tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, pureed tomatoes, salt and cook on high heat until it leaves the oil ( approx 3-4 minutes).
  6. Once the masalas are cooked, add it to boiled rajma in pressure cooker. At this stage adjust the consistency and check for salt if required and then pressure cook rajma for 2 more whistles.
  7. After 2 whistles, lastly add sugar, lemon juice, garam masala powder, kasuri methi, butter and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Punjabi Rajma Masala is ready to be served with hot steamed rice and onion rings.

Reviews for Punjabi Rajma Masala (14)

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Roman Roman5 months ago

I like it dish and want we Eat with my GF

Rita Pandey9 months ago

Deepti Singh
3 months ago
writing for the first time ....but this dish is superb very easy and tasty ...thank u ...it came out very yummy :thumbsup::pray:

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