Rajma Masala is a NorthIndian dish made using kidney beans/ red beans. The most popular combination for this is Rice ; Rajma Chawal is one of the delicious and favourite food of Northindians specially.

It is very easy to make, you just need to soak thr kidney beans overnight or for 4 to 5 hours.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • Red kidney beans: 1 cup
  • Onion: 2 medium size
  • Tomatoes: 2 small size
  • Garlic cloves: 4 to 5
  • Ginger: a small piece
  • Green chillies: 2 finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp


  • Soak the kidney beans overnight or for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Pressure cook the soaked rajma for 5 to 6 whistles or till its cooked well. It should just be soft not mushy.
  • Blend together onion, garlic and ginger into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Noe blend the tomatoes to a finee puree and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add cumin seeds, let it splutter.
  • Add the ground onion paste and saute for 2 to 3 mins till it turns golden brown and the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the tomato paste and saute for another 2 mins.
  • Now add all the dry spice powders and mix well.
  • Add salt and mix.
  • Add the cooked rajma alomd with the residual water and mix.
  • Add more water to adjust the consistency.
  • Let it cook for another 5 mins.
  • Switch off the flame, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve along with rice or roti.



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