rajma or red kidney beans curry

Rajma masala recipe restaurant style

Rajma or Red Kidney beans Curry !!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
It's a vegetarian dish that is savoured by a lot of people in India and other parts of the world. It's delicious, rich in protein and is so easy to cook. everybody has their own way of cooking these red beans. Here I am going to discuss my way of cooking this irresistible rajma
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 140 kcal
Rajma Preparation:-
  • Take about 250gms of rajma/red kidney beans and soak it overnight.
  • Next morning, drain the beans and cook it in a pressure cooker till 3wistles with a little bit of salt and water.
For Curry:-
  • 2 large onions finely chopped    
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped            
  • 3-4 Chillies                                             as per required hotness
  • 1 tbsp Cumin                                            
  • 1 leaf bay leaf                                          
  • 1 inch Cinnamon                                      
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste                                  
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic paste                                    
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder                    
  • 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder              
  • 1.5 tbsp Salt                                                   - to taste
  • 3 tbsp Fresh coriander                                - for garnishing
Rajma Preparation
  1. Soak red kidney beans or rajma overnight so that you can use it later next day

    soaked rajma
  2. Next day, wash the soaked kidney beans thoroughly with plain water to remove any dirt. later put it in a pressure cooker with some salt and water (only enough water to cover the beans in the cooker), and cook it until 3 whistles.

    pressure cooked kidney beans
For Curry preperation
  1. Heat some olive oil in a large pan or skillet.
  2. Crackle some cumin seeds, cinnamon and bay leaf, saute it till it starts to release its aroma.
  3. Add chopped onions and cook it till it turns translucent light brown in colour.
    onion browning
  4. Now add ginger and garlic paste and saute it until it starts to releases the oil.
    adding ginger garlic paste
  5. Further, add chopped tomatoes, stir well and cook it with closed lid till the tomatoes are mushy.
  6. later add 1/2tbs garam masala, salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder and saute it for few minutes.
    add chopped tomatoes and masalas
  7. Now add cooked rajma/red kidney beans and mix everything properly. close the lid and cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  8. For final touches, add remaining 1/2tbs garam masala powder and chopped coriander and stir well.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with basmati rice or rumali roti or simple phulkas/chapati.
    cooked and garnished
Recipe Notes




Bon appetite!!


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