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Rajma Masala

Rathy V
420 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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A very simple yet delicious rajma masala recipe. Rajma is a very good source of vitamin K. It is a good source of magnesium and fiber. Also said to be good for our kidney. Inspired From a TV show- also in my blog rbplatters.blogspot.in

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Accompaniment
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Rajma/Kidney beans - 1/2cup
  2. tomatoes blended to a puree - 3
  3. Big onion –1 sliced lengthwise
  4. ginger garlic paste - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
  5. chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  6. Curry powder - 2 teaspoon
  7. Dry Kasuri methi- a generous pinch
  8. Fresh cream (optional) - 1 tablespoon
  9. Butter/Oil - 2 tablespoon
  10. Bay leaf - 1
  11. cloves - 2
  12. cinnamon - a small piece


  1. Soak rajma beans overnight. Once done cook the beans in pressure cooker with some water for 5 to 6 whistles or till cooked.
  2. Melt butter in kadai, add in the bay leaf, clove and cinnamon. Add in the onions and saute till transparent.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves. Now add the cooked rajma and saute for a while.
  4. Add the tomato puree and let it boil till the raw smell is gone. (maybe 2 to 3 minutes).
  5. Add the curry powder,chilli powder and salt and mix well.. Mash some of the rajma to get a creamy and thick texture for the gravy.
  6. Add in the crushed dry kasuri methi and stir. Add cream if needed let it boil for a minute and switch off. Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot with roti/naan.

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