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Rajma masala

Bhavini Gala
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Rajma masala RECIPE

Rajma masala is one of the most famous food in Northern India and tastes best when eaten with rice. I have learned this recipe from my mom and it is a hit at my in-laws house.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • North Indian
  • Main Dish
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup Rajma
  2. 1 medium sized onion
  3. 2 tomatoes
  4. 1 tablespoon Ginger-Garlic paste
  5. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  6. 1 Cinnamon
  7. 1 tablespoon kasturi methi
  8. 2 green chilies
  9. 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  10. 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  11. 1 teaspoon cumin coriander powder
  12. 1 tablespoon garam masala
  13. 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Soak the rajma over night in enough water.
  2. Pressure cook this rajma with salt for 5 whistles.
  3. Finely chop the onions and keep it aside.
  4. Puree the tomatoes and green chilies and keep aside.
  5. Heat 2 table spoon oil. Add cumin seeds and cinnamon.
  6. Then add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Saute till the onions turn pinkish brown, then add a little water.
  7. Next, add tomato puree and saute it at low flame.
  8. Once the oil starts coming out from the sides, add in the kasturi methi.
  9. Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and cumin, coriander powder and let it cook on a low flame.
  10. Add the rajma and let it cook for 5 minutes, then pour in the rajma water.
  11. Lastly add the garam masala and check the salt.
  12. Switch off the flame and sprinkle coriander leaves on top.
  13. Serve alongside rice for best taste.

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Shagufta Rahman
Shagufta Rahman   Feb-08-2017

Awesome recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing:blush:

Asweety Sagar
Asweety Sagar   Oct-21-2016

ingredients me sugar likha .par uska use to khi hai hi nhi

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