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Rajma Masala or Rajma recipe to serve as rajma chawal.

Rajma Recipe - How to Make Rajma

Rajma recipe Punjabi Rajma curry to serve as Rajma chawal. my favourite easy Rajma masala recipe too, which I learned from Mom
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Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: curry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
4 hours
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 Cups red kidney beans soaked overnight
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ cup onion paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree fresh
  • ¼ cup tomato puree from the pack
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Rajma Masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2-3 leaves Tbsp Coriander chopped
  • 2-3 cups Steamed Rice to serve


  • Wash and soak kidney beans for 4-6 hours . Discard water and pressure cook soaked rajma/kidney beans with 3 cups of water and ½tsp of salt in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles or you can use canned red kidney beans If you are in a hurry.
  • Heat oil in a thick pan, cook onion and green chilli paste in oil till it is light brown in colour.
  • Add tomato puree and also turmeric powder, red chilli powder and little bit of salt if required.
  • Cook the masala paste over medium heat for 6-7 minutes till it starts to leave the sides of pan.
  • Immediately add cooked kidney beans along the liquid and mix it well with masala paste, add garam masala and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Serve it over a bed of steamed basmati rice/chawal for a perfect Rajma Chawal meal.