No Onion No Garlic Rajma Masala recipe along with step by step pictures
What is Rajma Masala?
Rajma is basically kidney beans and rajma masala is kidney beans cooked in a delicious gravy. Here I am sharing the recipe for no onion no garlic Rajma Masala. It is a tomato based gravy but a mix of spices adds flavours to the No onion no garlic Rajma. On the days when you avoid onions and garlic, you can try this recipe and thereafter you will always return to it. Another Rajma recipe on the blog is the One Pot Rajma Masala Recipe.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for No Onion No Garlic Rajma Masala
The no onion no garlic rajma masla calls for tomatoes. Tomatoe are simply pureed with ginger and green chilli. To add a bunch of flavours handful of whole spices are used, the same are dry roasted and ground and added to the Rajma Masala. Apart from that very few basic spices have been used. Still the preparation is absolutely flavoursome.
No Onion No Garlic Rajma Masala
|Prep time||15 minutes plus soaking time|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||50 minutes|
- 1 cup rajma soaked for 8-10 hours
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 green chili
- 2-3 tbsp oil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 6-7 peppercorn
- 2 cloves
- 2 green cardamom
- 1 black cardamom
- 1″ piece of cinnamon stick
- Handful of chopped coriander leaves
How to make No Onion No Garlic Rajma Masala
Drain off the water in which the rajma were soaked.
Pressure cook the rajma in sufficient water. Add salt to taste.
Take the whole spices i.e. 6-7 pepper corns, 2 cloves, 2 small cardamom, 1 big cardamom and 1 inch stick of cinnamon. Dry roast till they are aromatic.
Grind them in a grinder (obviously). And keep them aside.
Take 3 large tomatoes, 1 inch piece of ginger and 1 green chili.
Roughly chop and puree them in a mixer/food processor.
Heat 2-3 tbsp oil.
Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf.
Add the tomato ginger chili puree and cook till the oil oozes out.
Add 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
Cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the boiled rajma without water. Keep the water aside to be added later.
Cook the boiled rajma with the tomato masala for 3-4 minutes.
Add the water in which rajma was boiled and salt to taste.
Now add the secret ingredient. The freshly grounded masala we had made at step 4.
Let it simmer for 20-25 minutes. Check the consistency. If needed add some more water. If you want to thicken the gravy, mash some boiled rajma and add it to the gravy.
Garnish with handful of chopped coriander and serve.
- For thicker consisteny of No Onion No Garlic Rajma Masala mash some rajma and add to the gravy.
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One Pot Rajma Recipe
There are times when we can’t stand in the kitchen continuously and prepare one dish because either we are preparing too many dishes simlutaneously or we are occupied elsewhere too. The recipe for one pot rajma comes to our rescue then. This is a fuss free recipe. It has its cooking time but won’t ask you to attend to it all the time. Here is the recipe for one pot rajma.
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