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Rajma masala

Musfirah's Recipes
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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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 .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Simmering
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup Kidney Beans soaked in overnight
  2. 2 medium size onions finely chopped
  3. 1/2 cup tomato Puree or to taste
  4. 1 tspn garlic paste
  5. 1 tspn ginger paste
  6. 1/3 tspn turmeric powder
  7. 1/2 tspn Red Chilli powder
  8. 1 tspn garam masala powder
  9. 1 tspn cumin powder
  10. 1 tblspn Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  11. 1 bayleaf
  12. 1 black cardamom
  13. 1 green cardamom
  14. 2 cloves
  15. salt to taste
  16. oil


  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.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018

Deliciously amazing.

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