Rajma masala | How to make Rajma masala

By Musfirah's Recipes  |  9th Mar 2018  |  
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About Rajma masala Recipe

An indian curry recipe prepared with kidney beans and tomato onion gravy. it is typically served with plain steamed rice or jeera rice .

Rajma masala

Ingredients to make Rajma masala

  • 1 cup Kidney Beans soaked in overnight
  • 2 medium size onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato Puree or to taste
  • 1 tspn garlic paste
  • 1 tspn ginger paste
  • 1/3 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala powder
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tblspn Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 green cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • salt to taste
  • oil

How to make Rajma masala

  1. Drain kidney beans and wash in fresh water and put into a pressure cooker. Add sufficient water and salt and  pressure cook on a medium to high flame for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Check the beans for softness, if they are not soft, cook them more for 2 whistles.
  3. Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in a pan or kadhaie. When oil is medium hot, add bay leaf, black cardamom, green cardamom and cloves
  4. Add chopped onion and saute until onion turns translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder mix well.
  6. Add tomato puree and salt and mix again. stir and saute the whole masala mixture till the fat starts leaving the masala.
  7. Now add rajma and mix well. simmer for 10-12 minutes or more till the rajma curry thickens slightly. it should not be watery.
  8. Mash the beans a bit and stir again. Cook few minutes and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves
  9. Serve rajma masala with steamed rice, jeera rice or naan.

Reviews for Rajma masala (1)

Hema Mallika year ago

Deliciously amazing.
Musfirah's Recipes
a year ago