Rajma pulao is delicious one pot meal for vegetarians. The Indian Rajma pulao recipe or kidney beans pulao recipe is very simple and it makes a hearty comfort meal.
Rajma chawal is one classic combination, for us Punjabi’s, it is an ultimate comfort food. In many homes, Rajma and chawal is a Sunday Lunch essential. So anything that combines both in one meal is always a good idea to me.
Rajma pulao recipe is a winner meal idea for more than one reason, First and foremost being taste, it is a one pot meal that’s convenience, It is quick if you have (pre-boiled Rajma) It’s ready in 20 minutes and the best thing, It is healthy too!
So, one can say If you are looking for a quick, easy tasty and healthy meal idea that is so much better than a take-out or fast food, the Rajma chawal Pulao ticks all these scores.
Rajma pulao is perfect for quick fix meal and makes a great packed lunch option too. Rajma/kidney beans is a great source of proteins and fiber if you want to make this even healthier you can replace white basmati rice with Brown basmati rice. I have used long grain basmati rice to cook this spicy Rajma Pulao.
In this recipe, I have used pre-cooked rajma, because cooking time for rice and rajma is different. If you use soaked kidney beans there are chances that either one of these is undercooked or overcooked. So using pre-boiled kidney beans is a better option when you are making this Rajma pulao. You can also use canned kidney beans. I used regular Chitra rajma which I use for making Punjabi Rajma Masala curry
Serve the Rajma Pulao with any of your favorite raita or plain tomato curry. If you like one pot convenience meals this Kala chana pulao is another recipe you can try.