Rajma Recipe

Rajma Recipe | How to make Rajma | Rajma Curry Recipe | One pot Rajma Recipe

Rajma recipe with step by step pictures and the recipe video

What is Rajma Recipe?

Rajma Recipe is a main course preparation of kidney beans in an onion, tomato, ginger, garlic gravy spiced with garam masala etc. Rajma Curry Recipe is one of the best north Indian recipes. This particular recipe is a one pot recipe.

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Rajma

Rajma calls for a nice gravy made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, green chilli and all the basic spices. There is a huge variety of kidney beans (Rajma) in the market. I like to use Chitra, that has white patches or jammu Rajma. It is very important that Rajma is properly cooked. No gravy can give life to under cooked Rajma.The Rajma Curry Recipe asks for the good cooking time but it doesn’t ask for your interference. So things become manageable.
Rajma Curry Recipe

Ingredients for Rajma Curry Recipe

  • 1 cup kidney beans (Rajma), soaked for 8-10 hours
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chilli, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp dry mango (amchur) powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Handful of coriander

How to make Rajma Curry Recipe

1. Grind together onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chilli

In a grinder add 1 onion, 3 tomatoes, 1 inch ginger, 7-8 garlic cloves and 1 chopped green chilli. Grind to make a fine puree.


2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add garam masala

Heat 3 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp garam masala. And cook for 30 seconds.


3. Add puree and cook

Add the puree and cook and cook and cook. It will take its time. Let it cook till oil oozes out.


4. Add spices and cook

Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp dry mango powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes.


5. Add kidney beans and pressure cook

Add 1 cup soaked kidney beans, salt to taste, a pinch of baking soda. Cook for 5-7 minutes.


6. Add water and pressure cook

Add 2.5 – 3 cups of water. Close the lid of cooker. Pressure on high flame till 1 whistle. Thereafter pressure cook on low flame for 20-25 minutes or till Rajma is cooked i.e. soft.


7. Bon appétit

Serve Rajma with rice or chapatti.

Rajma Recipe


  • You may also add Kasuri methi for garnishing.

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