BetterButter App

Recipes, Food Community & Kitchenwares


For uploading your recipes please DOWNLOAD THE APP

Home / Recipes / Punjabi Rajma Masala

Photo of Punjabi Rajma Masala by Farrukh Shadab at BetterButter

Punjabi Rajma Masala

Farrukh Shadab
0 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Read Instructions Save For Later

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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 300 grams rajma (red kidney beans)
  2. 2 large onions very finely chopped
  3. 2 medium tomatoes blanched peeled and pureed
  4. 1 large tomato finely chopped
  5. 1&1/2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  6. 1&1/2 tsp coriander powder
  7. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1&1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  9. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  10. 2 bay leaves
  11. 1&1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  12. 1 tsp Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  13. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  14. 1 tsp sugar
  15. 3 tbsp oil
  16. 1 tbsp butter
  17. salt as per taste
  18. water as required
  19. Blend together to a coarse paste:
  20. 8 nos garlic cloves
  21. 2 green chilies ( you may add more)
  22. 1&1/2 inch ginger piece


  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 (15)  

How would you rate this recipe? Please add a star rating before submitting your review.

Submit Review
Deepti Singh
Deepti Singh   Jun-06-2018

Wenever i make rajama ...i follow this recipe....its awesome very delicious.... Thank u sooo much for sharing ur recipes

Binay Kumar Singh
Binay Kumar Singh   Dec-01-2017

Similar Recipes

A password link has been sent to your mail. Please check your mail.