Looking for a lip-smacking rajma dal recipe? Here's all you need to know. - 24 Mantra Organic

Looking for a lip-smacking rajma dal recipe? Here's all you need to know. - 24 Mantra Organic


Delicious Rajma Dal Recipe To Try At Home


If you just got behind the stove, and still find it hard to comprehend Indian dishes completely, this rajma dal recipe is one of the easiest and fastest ways to cool kidney beans. This dish, made from fresh and easy to source ingredients is a perfect starting step.


The beauty of this rajma dal recipe is that it is doable in just a few minutes, in just a single vessel. You will, however, have to soak the rajma overnight before you cook them. Rajma and some other beans, need this moisture to sprout or swell before you cook them.

If you are looking to make flawless rajma, then you will also have to pay keen attention to the source of your ingredients. Much of the rajma in the market contain impurities and additives. If you want to avoid this mess, then you should pick organic ingredients for your rajma dal recipe.

Organic food is known to absorb better flavours, hold higher nutrition content and also help the farmers with ethical practices. The end product of any dish boils down to the elements that make it. And organic products are always a safe bet.

Here’s all you need to know to make the best rajma dal recipe for beginners.



  • Preparations time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 2 People
  • Cuisine: Punjabi
  • Vessels Needed: Pressure cooker and a deep bottom kadhai.


Here’s all you need for this rajma dal recipe.

  • Rajma: 1 cup, soaked overnight with sufficient amounts of water
  • Onions: 1 large size, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes: ¾ cups, finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
  • Red Chili powder: ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala: ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Organic cooking oil

Directions to cook rajma dal recipe:

  1. Start by pressure cooking the soaked rajma in three cups of water with some salt for three whistles.
  2. Once the steam is released, open the cooker and check the Rajma for the perfect softness. Check if you can squish them with your fingers. A soft rajma is the secret to the best rajma dal recipe.
  3. In a kadhai, pour some oil and bring it heat. To this add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  4. Now, add the onions and cook them till they are transparent.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook till the raw smell of garlic disappears.
  6. To this add the tomatoes and let it cook till they turn mushy.
  7. Combine this with red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  8. Mix well till the spices start to emit the flavours. (You can add a few drops of water if the spice mix sticks to the pan or burns.)
  9. Add the boiled Rajma and some of the water from the cooker. This stock will help make this rajma dal recipe thick and creamy.
  10. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, so the flavours combine. Then add the garam masala and mix well.
  11. Serve it hot.

Cooking tips:

  • You can also add aromatic spices like cinnamon, clove and cardamom to the pressure cooker to enhance the flavours of the rajma.
  • If you are looking for a more creamy consistency to your rajma dal recipe, mash some of the rajma in the kadhai before adding the garam masala.
  • Do not use fresh water for the gravy; they will lack the flavours and consistency you can get from the stock water.

Final thoughts

If you are looking for a richer flavour, cook this rajma dal recipe with ghee or butter. This dish is simple to make and needs minimal ingredients. Ensure your rajma is fresh and organic, so they absorb the best flavours. This dish is very versatile and can be served with rice or rotis.

A perfect dish when served warm, for any meal, be it day or night.

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Rajma and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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