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Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry




Rajma / Red kidney beans -1 1/2 cup
Tomatoes-2 large (cut and pureed)
Tomato Paste-1 tbsp (optional)
Kasuri Methi / Dried Fenugreek Leaves- 1/2 tbsp (crushed)
Salt to taste

For Onion Paste:-

Onions-1 large (roughly chopped)
Garlic-4 cloves finely chopped
Ginger- 1 inch peeled and cut into pieces
Cinnamon-1 inch
Cloves-3 nos
Coriander Seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
Dried Red chillies-5 -7 nos
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp


 Wash the kidney beans 2 time and soak them in a bowl of water until needed.Alternatively you can soak the beans overnight or for 8 hours.
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Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add cinnamon,cloves,coriander seeds,cumin seeds and dried red chillies.Saute them till they change color,about 1-2 minutes,on low flame.

Next add chopped onions,garlic and ginger and saute till onions turn transcendent,abut 3 minutes.Switch off the gas and let it come to room temperature.
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Once the onion mixture has cooled down enough,grind them to smooth paste without any water.
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Next heat a tbsp of oil in a pressure cooker and add ground mixture to it.Mix in crushed kasuri methi mix well.
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 Add tomato paste and pureed tomatoes,and cook for 2-3 minutes.
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Drain and add the kidney beans ,3-4 cups of water depending on how thick you want the gravy and salt to taste.

Cover the lid and place the weight on.Let it cook for 20-25 minutes or for 3-4 whistles on medium-high flame.
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Serve this creamy delicious rajma masala.


Vidya Chandrahas

Super yummy rajma masala..looks so tempting.

Swathi Iyer

Rajama masala looks delicious Divya.

Rafeeda AR

Lovely curry...yummm...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi

Drooling ....Rajma is Punjabi's favorite dish !!! We had it in the dinner tonite :)
Looks so inviting !!

kitchen queen

delicious rajma masala with awesome clicks.

kitchen queen

delicious rajma masala with awesome clicks.

Gajus kitchen

Looks delicious and nice step by step explanation

sushmita pandit

yum yum, nicely explained...siply superb rajma curry...

Sangeetha Priya

Delicious n healthy curry, love it :-)


looks so delicious.


I absolutely love it with butter roti....comfort food...very nice

Sangeetha Nambi

Looks super delicious...

Rani Acharyulu

Delicious Rajama masala looks yummy.

Nilu A

Rajma is my fav.. Love to have it with rice.. Looks delicious Divya :-)


loved the rich color.. Perfect combo with chapati for dinner :)
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Lubna Karim

That's one of my favorite curry.....gravy sounds delectable...

Shama Nagarajan

yummy and inviting

Sebeena Loyd

love rajma. the curry looks delicious.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

Thanks for sharing this yummy bean curry!


Delicious rajma masala..yummy..


Delicious rajma masala!

Kalpana Sareesh

sooper masala..


Looks really delicious..

Swathi Iyer

Delicious rajma masala, it is very nice to eat with a bowl of rice.

Asiya Baig

I love rajma!!! Especially with pasta and topped with a dollop of yogurt! Your recipe looks great!

Suja Md

Rajma masala looks yummy, I love its dark red color!!


Love it. One of our favorite side dish :)

Premas Culinary

Healthy n yummy curry....

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

very inviting and yummy dish ! healthy too..and hey ! feel free to drop by my space too when you get the time. just posted on some handy parenting tips to "sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. Hope you will be a follower there as well. lets stay connected, beyond the kitchen.

Saraswathi Tharagaram

This was in my to do list for log time to click:( Every time I make it and end up with out clicking them..yours looks super good..

Treatntrick Treat and Trick

Great clicks and so yum!

Biny's Recipes

wow watta colour and the flavour sounds gud

Priya Suresh

Nutritious and fantabulous masala, love with rotis.

Shree Rao

Looks so tempting..


Wow.. That looks terrific.. I am bookmarking this.. Yummy to have with rotis :)

Food corner

Lovely Clicks...Nice space

Asiya Omar

Nice pics..looks delicious.

Vaishali Honawar

Delicious-looking rajma and the photographs look amazing.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory)

Looks yummy! Loved the way you presented it :)


Looks great.. N fabulous shots....

Jaleela Banu

Healthy Rajma Curry looks delicious
Beautiful pic..

Shweta Agrawal

what a beautiful dish, pass on some to me :) Nice clicks :)

Lucky Sign

good blog! my first time visit here. i saw this on tasty kitchen and was wondering it was good. i will have to try it. rajma chawal is so delicious dish

.thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee

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Nidhi Chopra

Congratulations! I love the way you introduce your recipes with the people. I love to cook but I´m learning with my new camera and with my laptop. whatever thanks for sharing the beautiful food details i will try to prepare that king of food.fresh food delivery services

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