Rajma chawal | How to make Rajma chawal

By Anupama kamra  |  22nd Apr 2018  |  
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About Rajma chawal Recipe

Raajma chaawal is one of the staple food of Punjab and truely punjabi r much fond of it

Rajma chawal

Ingredients to make Rajma chawal

  • 2 cup rajma
  • 3-4 Chopped onions
  • 3 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pieces ginger
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A small piece of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dhaniya masala
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 glass water
  • For rice ingredients are
  • 2 cup rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • water 4 cups

How to make Rajma chawal

  1. Wash and soak raajma overnight. In morning add water almost half of cooker with water... add salt and soaked raajma and cover with lid
  2. Allow the whistle to blow for 10-15 minutes so that raajma r soft and cooked.Take the boiled raajma with water aside in a big plate..
  3. Now take oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds to crackle. Add onions to sauté till pinkish.. onions should be finally chopped.
  4. In the meantime make a paste of tomatoes, garlic cloves and ginger with green chilli in a mixer grinder. Add the paste in the pressure cooker when onions r sautéed.
  5. Add all dry spices and finally add raajma with water which we kept aside. Now cook it for another 7-8 minutes till all dry spices r mixed well. Ur raajma masala is ready to be served. Garnish with coriander leaves...
  6. Boiling rice method
  7. Take basmati rice, wash it properly and soak it for 1/2 hours.
  8. Take water in a big pan. Allow the water to boil and then add a pinch of oil and 1 tsp salt in it. Mix well.
  9. Now add Rice in it . When rice r almost half cooked, it will be seen floating at the top.
  10. Now cover it with lid for about 5 minutes. Then drain off the excess water and sieve it properly.
  11. Ur starch free rice r ready to be consumed with Rajma masala..

My Tip:

While boiling raajma it should be cooked to the extent that it should be seen in pieces but cooked properly.. not mushy

Reviews for Rajma chawal (1)

Milli Garg10 months ago

This is one of my favourite dish.
Anupama kamra
10 months ago
Mine too dear.. thanks a lot