Looking for an easy rajma recipe? Here's one! - 24 Mantra Organic

Looking for an easy rajma recipe? Here's one! - 24 Mantra Organic


Easy Rajma Recipe To Try This Weekend


Rajma masala or rajma curry is a popular dish, especially in North India. Made with kidney beans and tasty spices, this dish is the perfect accompaniment to either rice or your favourite chapati! In this article, we will look at an easy rajma recipe complete with the list of ingredients and the method of preparation.

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Easy rajma recipe

There are many restaurants that have different ways of making rajma but none can give the taste that an authentic home-cooked meal does. This easy rajma recipe follows an age-old tradition and we guarantee you will love it! You can use an instant pot or a normal kadhai to make this version of rajma.

Preparation: Take one cup of kidney beans and rinse it a couple of times so the dirt comes off. Soak this amount of rajma overnight or 7-8 hours before you are going to cook it. After soaking the kidney beans for this long, wash them a few more times and throw out the water.

Ingredients: Three tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 finely chopped onion, 2 large finely chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, three crushed green chillies, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, a pinch of asafoetida (hing), ½ teaspoon garam masala powder.


Rajma Masala served in a bowl.



Now, let us take a step by step look at how to make the main dish using this easy rajma recipe.

  1. In this first step, take the soaked and rinsed rajma and put it in a pressure cooker. Cover the rajma with enough water. Allow this to cook for 15 – 20 minutes and about 20 whistles. You can decrease this time based on if you want the rajma to be a little harder. Keep the cooker aside.
  2. In a kadhai, add the butter and after it melts, add the cumin seeds. Once they sputter, add the onions and fry for a minute or two until the look glassy.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and chillies and fry this for another minute or so. If you do not have ginger garlic paste, you can crush half inch ginger with 6-7 cloves and the green chillies in a mortar pestle and use this paste.
  4. After the raw smell of the ginger and garlic goes away, add the chopped tomatoes and sauté well. Do this until the oil from the tomatoes separates and the raw smell goes away from this mixture as well.
  5. Now, add each of the masalas one by one. Mix this entire mixture thoroughly and fry until the smell of the masalas changes from the raw smell to a more aromatic one. We’re almost at the end of this easy rajma recipe!
  6. To this mixture, take the cooked rajma, and after straining all the water out of it, add it to the kadai. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
  7. Now, add about two-three cups of the water that the rajma cooked into the mixture. Allow this to cook on a medium flame until the gravy thickens a little bit. If it seems like the gravy is too watery, add about a spoon of cornflour mixed with a few spoons of water to the gravy and allow it to thicken.

Take off the stove, garnish with coriander leaves, and serve with hot white rice or butter naan! This simply delicious meal is one that is also healthy. Enjoy this easy rajma recipe and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.

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