Rajma | How to make Rajma

By Bindiya Sharma  |  22nd Jul 2015  |  
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About Rajma Recipe

Rajma is one of the famous punjabi dishes and is so rich in protein..usually enjoyed with freshly boiled rice!


Ingredients to make Rajma

  • 150g rajma or kidney beans
  • salt acc to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes
  • ginger 1 inch piece
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoon ghee

How to make Rajma

  1. Soak the rajma in 1 cup of water for 8-9 hours(overnight).Wash and transfer to a pressure cooker with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 cups of water.Lower the flame after one whistle and cook for 10-12 minutes.Turn off the burner.After 10 minutes, open and check to see if rajma is soft or not, else give additional -3 whistles.
  2. To make the masala,grind onion,green chillies,garlic and ginger to make a fine paste.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and onion paste into it.Fry till golden brown.
  3. Grind tomatoes and add to the same pan, stir.Add salt,turmeric powder,red chili powder and garam masala.
  4. Mix in boiled rajma with masala.Simmer rajma for 5-8 minutes and then garnish with some coriander leaves and serve.

Reviews for Rajma (8)

Madhura Velhal2 months ago

I prepared Rajma today... It tastes awesome... Everyone loved it :thumbsup:

Nikita Agarwal5 months ago

Cooked rajma for the first time.. My husband loved it!

Divya diva year ago

Yummy ....

Vaishali Sankhayana year ago

Made this dish. Came out to be an amazing recipe. Everyone in my family loves it . Although I didn't put any rajma Masala or biryani Masala in it as I was making it for my kid too. Thanks for sharing it with us bindiya.
Bindiya Sharma
a year ago
Wow! thanks Vaishali for your lovely words!!

Bindiya Sharma2 years ago


Zeenath Amaanullah2 years ago

luvly colour...lukin so tempting..:blush::blush:

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