Rajma Curry

    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Rajma Curry

    Rajma or kidney beans are rich in protein, Rajma curry is a delicious and very popular dish in India. If you like to enjoy the dish in the best way possible, enjoy it with steamed rice, a food combination famous as "Rajma Chawal" for lunch or dinner. By following this recipe of Rajma Curry, anyone can easily make this delicious curry dish at home, even if you are a novice. To make Rajma curry, kidney beans are soaked in water for overnight and then cooked with some readily available spices in all Indian kitchens.

    Preparation Time
    8 Hour
    Cooking Time
    30 Minutes
    Meal Type:


    Kidney Beans (Rajma)1 CupSalt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
    Onion, Finely Chopped3 - 4 MediumGhee or Oil2 Tablespoon
    Turmeric Powder1/4 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/4 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
    Garam Masala1/4 TeaspoonCoriander Powder1/2 Teaspoon
    Kashmiri Chilli Powder1/4 TeaspoonRosted Cumin Powder1/2 Teaspoon
    Kitchen King Masala1/2 TeaspoonTomato, Finely Chopped2 Medium
    Chaat Masala1/2 TeaspoonGinger, Grated1/2 Teaspoon
    Garlic, Grated1/2 TeaspoonAsafoetida (Hing)A Pinch
    WaterAs NeededCoriander Leaves, Finely ChoppedTo Garnish

    • Wash the kidney beans (rajma) and soak them for about 8 hours or overnight.
    • Drain the excess water and transfer the Rajma to a pressure cooker. Add 2 1/2 water and add 1/4 teaspoon salt to it. Close the pressure cooker lid and boil it on high heat till a whistle comes. Reduce heat after one whistle and allow it to boil on medium heat until 4 to 5 whistles come.
    • Turn off the gas and allow the pressure to release on its own. Check kidney beans for tenderness. Boil for 2 whistles if not soft.
    • Take a frying pan, add 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil and heat it on medium heat. When the ghee gets hot, add grated ginger and garlic and fry for one minute while stirring continuously. Add finely chopped onion and fry it, stirring continuously until it turns golden brown. You need 2 - 3 minutes to fry the onion.
    • Add chopped tomatoes and cook on medium heat till the tomatoes are soft, stirring continuously.
    • Add dried spices like 1/4 teaspoon salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Kashmir chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, kitchen king masala and chaat masala and mix well. Fry them for one minute while stirring continuously.
    • Add the fried onion tomato masala to the boiled rajma in the pressure cooker and mix well. Close the lid and boil again for 1 whistle over high heat. Turn off the gas and allow the cooker to release all the pressure automatically.
    • When the whole pressure of the pressure cooker releases, open it and add some chopped coriander leaves in it and mix well. Transfer the delicious Rajma to a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves.
    • Delicious Rajma is ready. Serve hot rajma with steamed rice, roti or butter naan in your lunch or dinner.
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