Rajma masala | How to make Rajma masala

By Musfirah's Recipes  |  11th Apr 2018  |  
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About Rajma masala Recipe

A popular North Indian dish that is made very often in Punjabi households. Boiled Red kidney beans are simmered in spicy onion-tomato gravy. This rajma recipe is a healthy dish.

Rajma masala

Ingredients to make Rajma masala

  • 1 cup Kidney Beans soaked in overnight
  • 2 medium size finley chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup or to taste Tomatoe puree
  • 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 Roasted 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.Check the beans for softness, if they are not soft, cook them more for 2 whistles.
  2. Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in a pan or kadhaie. When oil is medium hot, add bay leaf, black cardamom, green cardamom and cloves
  3. Add chopped onion and saute until onion turns translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder mix well.
  5. Add tomato puree and salt and mix again. stir and saute the whole masala mixture till the fat starts leaving the masala.
  6. Now add rajma and mix well. simmer for 10-12 minutes or more till the rajma curry thickens slightly. it should not be watery.
  7. Mash the beans a bit and stir again. Cook few minutes and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Enjoy

Reviews for Rajma masala (1)

Shelly Sharma10 months ago

Musfirah's Recipes
10 months ago
Thanks dear