Rajma | How to make Rajma

By Mandeep hundal  |  25th Aug 2016  |  
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About Rajma Recipe

This dish is cooked in an onion and tomato paste with various spices.

Rajma is delicious and authentic dish. Rajma by Mandeep hundal is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Rajma is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is few minutes and it takes 60 minutes to cook it properly. Rajma is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Rajma. Rajma is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Rajma is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Rajma at your home.


Ingredients to make Rajma

  • Kidney beans 2 cups (Soaked overnight)
  • Desi ghee 1/2 cup
  • A pinch of hing
  • ginger chopped 1 tbsp
  • garlic chopped 2 tbsp
  • green chillies chopped 4-5
  • Biryani masala 1 tsp
  • bay leaves 2
  • Black cardamom 2
  • cinnamon 1"
  • Degi mirch 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Rajma masala 1 tbsp
  • Dried methi leaves 1 tbsp
  • onion paste 1 cup
  • tomato puree 3 tbsp
  • coriander leaves, chopped 2 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • butter 3 tbsp

How to make Rajma

  1. Pressure cook the rajma in 8 cups of water with salt and turmeric till it's done.
  2. In another pressure cooker, add ghee to heat, then add hing, cumin seeds, biryani masala, bay leaves, cinnamon, black cardamom, deg imirch, ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion paste. Saute it for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Then add tomato puree and saute till the ghee separates. Next add methi leaves, cover and cook it for 15 minutes till 4-5 whistles blow.
  4. Open the cooker lid, add the rajma masala, butter and coriander leaves.
  5. Serve it warm alongside boiled rice.

My Tip:

To balance the flavours, add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. When the rajma is boiled, remove it in another bowl, clean the cooker and use it again.

Reviews for Rajma (2)

Vaishali Sankhayan3 years ago

Amazing recipe !!

Ayesha Masood3 years ago

meine suna h instant rajma bnana h to ...cooker mein icecube daal kr rajma boiled kar lo......aisa krna sahi h kya....agr hmne soak nhi kiya over night .....so what we should do....

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