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All Recipes > Palya/Sabzi/GojjuPosted On: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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         Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry

Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry is one of the best North Indian recipes.  A very popular and authentic punjabi gravy made with red kidney beans. The best of Rajma are available in Jammu in India.



1. Rajma (red kidney beans) - 1 cup

2. Onion - 2

3. Tomato   - 2

4. Green chilli - 2

5. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

6. Kasoori methi - 1 tsp

7. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

8. Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp

9. Coriander seeds powder (Dhaniya powder) - 2 tsp

10. Cream/ evaporated milk     2- 3 tbsp

11. Salt as needed


1. Soak Rajma (overnight) and drain the water. Pressure cook for 3 - 4 whistles, with enough water to immerse the rajma completely. Do not overcook rajma. Once done, reserve the water.

2. Chop onions and tomatoes finely. In a kadai/ pan, heat oil and season with cinnamon, elachi, cloves and bay leaf. Add the chopped onion. Fry till transparent.

3. Add ginger garlic paste and give it a fry for a minute or two. Add chopped tomatoes, slit green chillies. Mix well.

4. Add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and dhaniya powder. Cook in medium flame for 4-5 minutes until the raw smell goes away. Add kasoori methi crushed in between your hands.

5. Add the cooked rajama and cook in medium flame for 5 minutes. Add the reserved water (if required) and cook for another 4-5 minutes.

6. Mix well, And lastly add cream or evaporated milk and mix well. Just heat it for a minute. Do not let it boil. Switch off the flame.

Goes best with jeera rice , Puri/Palak Puri or roti too............

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Tags: Rajma Masala, Red Kidney Bean Masala, Punjabi Rajma Masala

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