A beginner's guide to Kashmiri rajma recipe with simple ingredients - 24 Mantra Organic

A beginner's guide to Kashmiri rajma recipe with simple ingredients - 24 Mantra Organic


Easy And Yummy Kashmiri Rajma Recipe


Rajma has been a staple in the Indian kitchen no matter what part of the country you come from. What makes a Kashmiri rajma recipe unique is the use of curd and perfectly cooked rajma for a creamy yield.

Rajma is a healthy source of nutrition as they are rich in fibres and protein. The Kashmiri rajma recipe has the ideal balance of flavours and textures; it complements with roti and rice. However, the right rajma is what defines the outcome of this dish.

This Kashmiri rajma recipe uses Kashmiri red chilli powder that gives the food a bold taste and bright colours. Also, the use of curd helps to tone down the spices you would get in a conventional rajma masala recipe.


The best results from a rajma, however, depends on the quality of the ingredients used. A poorly sourced rajma takes longer to cook and do not completely absorb the flavours of the spices used. To avoid any of these concerns, buy organic rajma. Organic foods ensure top quality flavours and contain zero additives.

This Kashmiri rajma recipe demands some aromatic spices infused into the boiled beans. If you are looking for a meal packed with flavours, then the right ingredients play a crucial role.


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


Here’s all you need for the Kashmiri rajma recipe

  • Organic Rajma: 1 cup
  • Fennel Powder: 1 tsp
  • Cloves: 2-3 pods
  • Cinnamon: 1-inch stick
  • Organic Mustard Oil: 4 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
  • Hing: ¼ tsp
  • Onion: ½ cup finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste: 2 tsp
  • Yoghurt: 1 cup, Whisked
  • Turmeric powder: 1spt
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Garam masala: ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Kasuri Methi


Directions to cook Kashmiri rajma recipe:

  1. Ensure you wash and soak the Rajma a night before, or for six-eight hours for the best result.
  2. Pressure cook this Rajma in three cups of water. To the cooker add some salt, fennel seed powder, cloves and cinnamon.
  3. Pressure cook them till they are soft and easily mashable for the ideal Kashmiri rajma recipe.
  4. In a deep dish kadhai, add some mustard oil and heat it. To the hot oil, add the cumin seeds and let them crack.
  5. Add the onions and fry till they are transparent, now add the ginger-garlic paste.
  6. Once the raw smell of the garlic releases, add the curd and cook for 2-3 minutes to get a creamy consistency.
  7. To this mix, add the red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  8. Fry this mixture till the oil separates.
  9. Add the rajma and some amounts of the water from the cooker.
  10. Add salt to taste and let it cook for a few minutes.
  11. Mash a few Rajma into the bowl with the back of your spoon to get a thicker Kashmiri rajma recipe.
  12. Add the Garam masala and Kasuri Methi and mix it well.
  13. Serve it hot.

Variations and service:

  • You can add a tablespoon of maida into the yoghurt when you whisk it if you wish to get a thicker gravy.
  • You can also avoid all the ingredients added to the cooker if you want to.
  • Add other aromatic spices of your choice in the pressure cooker to fully extract that flavour.
  • You can also add some tomato and let them cook right after the onions, and ginger-garlic paste step in the above Kashmiri rajma recipe.

Cooking tips:

When adding the water with the Rajma, ensure you add just enough to adjust the consistency. Do not make the dish too watery. Ensure the rajma is cooked to perfection in the pressure cooker, or they will not fully absorb the flavours of the spices.

Final thoughts

This Kashmiri rajma recipe is packed with wholesome nutrition and taste and can be the ideal meal for both dinner and lunch. The right rajma will also be rich in iron, calcium, vitamin A and much more.

Just the right serving of this dish will provide you with sufficient calories in a small quantity to power you through the day and keep you energised.

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

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