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Rajma masala recipe, red kidney beans masala

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RAJMA MASALA RECIPE

Rajma masala is an authentic Punjabi dish which i have tasted many times in restaurants. Though i make Dal makhani at home , rajma masala is a rare one that i make at home. Recently during our trip to Vietnam, we were served jeera rice and rajma masala in the flight and my son Varun enjoyed it a lot. He asked me to make rajma masala at home one day. I totally forgot that and last week one day he pleaded me to make rajma masala for dinner after coming from school. But i didn’t soak rajma previous night. Finally i bought  the canned red kidney beans and rajma masala for him.
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Rajma masala 2
INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 3-4)

RAJMA | RED KIDNEY BEANS (COOKED)* 1 AND 1/2 CUP
ONION 2
BAY LEAF 1
TOMATO 2
GARAM MASALA 1/4 TSP
CORIANDER POWDER 1/2TSP
JEERA POWDER 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
OIL 1 TBLSP
SALT TO TASTE
KASOORI METHI 1/4 TSP
MILK | CREAM 1/4 CUP

* I used 2 canned red kidney beans.
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METHOD:


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  • If using the dry rajma, soak it for 10 to 12 hours and cook till 6-7 whistles in a pressure cooker or till it becomes soft. Add salt and bay leaf while cooking. Discard the bay leaf later. Reserve the cooked water.
  • If using canned one, drain the excess water and wash it thoroughly.
  • Chop the onions very finely. Alternatively you can make the onion into a fine paste too.
red kidney beans onion
  • In a pan add the oil and add the bay leaf ( since i used the canned rajma i have added bay leaf now) If using dry one, add bay leaf while cooking itself.
  • Throw in the onions and saute for few minutes in a low flame till it turns pink.
  • Add the garam masala powder at this stage and saute for few minutes. Adding garam masala at this stage will give a nice flavor to the curry.
Rajma masala Onion + garam masala
  • Puree the tomatoes and add it to the onion garam masala mix.
  • Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and coriander powder.
Tomato puree add powders
  • Mix well and saute well till the raw smell goes off and the gravy oozes out oil.
  • Add the red kidney beans to this.
Fry Add rajma
  • If you cooked the rajma add the reserved water which u used for cooking else add 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Add the kasoori methi. Check for salt.
add water Add kasoori methi
  • Allow this boil for few minutes and add the milk.  I used full cream milk for a creamy texture. You can use cream or evaporated milk too.
  • Keep the flame low and cook it for 20 minutes . Stir in between.
  • Creamy and finger licking Rajma masala is ready to serve.
  • Serve with roti | jeera rice.

Rajma masala 1
Note:

  • Ginger garlic paste can be added after adding onions.
  • Use the best variety of red kidney beans, else it will not get cooked.

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35 comments

CHITRA July 17, 2013 - 7:41 am

Its in my try list for a long time. Tempting clicks..Must try soon.

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Sona S July 17, 2013 - 7:46 am

Nice pics. Rajma masala is my all time fave, this with rice is a heavenly combo.

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prathibha Garre July 17, 2013 - 7:50 am

Rajma and Chawal is a hot favorite combination at my place..my comfort food!!

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Sowmya Madhavan July 17, 2013 - 8:08 am

I used to make this a lot..but long time now..looks delicious!!!

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Wer SAHM July 17, 2013 - 8:16 am

Rajma sabzi is a very comforting side with fresh hot rice….

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Nagalakshmi V July 17, 2013 - 8:29 am

whenever i plan to make this, i forget to soak the beans. always happens and a packet is left unopened in my fridge!

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Kalpana Sareesh July 17, 2013 - 8:53 am

love it..

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AparnaRajeshkumar July 17, 2013 - 8:58 am

lovely one jey ! have to try !

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Sapana Behl July 17, 2013 - 8:58 am

My fav! Who can resist them…
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Ramya Krishnamurthy July 17, 2013 - 9:09 am

yummy rajama sis and have this anytime

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sangeetha pn July 17, 2013 - 9:30 am

healthy n yumm 🙂

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Saranya Balaji July 17, 2013 - 9:43 am

delicious and healthy recipe…

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Kaveri Venkatesh July 17, 2013 - 9:59 am

Looks delicious…but I also make it very rarely

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hemalata July 17, 2013 - 10:08 am

So tempting recipe, looks yummy.

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Sowmya Sundararajan July 17, 2013 - 10:09 am

Wonderfully pictured. Drool. Drool

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Veena Theagarajan July 17, 2013 - 10:49 am

nicely done and well presented

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Raks anand July 17, 2013 - 11:24 am

I havenot tried tinned rajma for this, should try, sounds easy 🙂

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Priti S July 17, 2013 - 1:22 pm

One of the fav at home too..looks nice

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Anu Shoj July 17, 2013 - 1:23 pm Reply
Hari Chandana P July 17, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Such a healthy and traditional dish.. looks perfect.

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Divya Shivaraman July 17, 2013 - 2:36 pm

perfectly done curry…every step is so well explained with clear pics jeyashri

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Srimathi Mani July 17, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Looks super delicious. We love rajma in out family.

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SHARMILEE J July 17, 2013 - 4:10 pm

This is my fav anytime…love the deep color of the gravy!

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ShravsCookBookBlog July 17, 2013 - 4:53 pm

This is My fav one too 🙂

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Me... July 17, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Jey I love the clicks. Almost looks like its out of a restaurant. I am sure your son must have enjoyed!

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divya July 17, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Looks superb and nice clicks

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Vandana Rajesh July 18, 2013 - 6:39 am

Nice picks and really tempting.I make it the same way but for the milk/cream, will give it a try next time.

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sushmita pandit July 18, 2013 - 12:06 pm

lovely masala curry

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Chitz July 22, 2013 - 7:43 am

I am such a fan of this dish.. Lovely step wise pics..

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gopal September 3, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Is milk essential in this recipe?

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jeyashri suresh September 3, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Milk gives a creamy texture to this rajma, though u can omit, but i highly recommend to add milk

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Rekha Jayakumar September 22, 2013 - 11:16 am

good one i tried and came out well

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Grandhi Veena October 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Turned out very yummy… Gave to my neighbors as well. Awesome it was….Thank You

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Kumar February 13, 2019 - 5:07 pm

Sister,
Awesome Recipe.I am Vegan how to substitute with milk? Can we put Cashew milk? Thanks,

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Jeyashris Kitchen February 26, 2019 - 7:20 am

Yes you can add

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