Rajma Masala Recipe| Rajma Curry Recipe
Red kidney beans also known as Rajma is one of the popular dish in North India. It is one of the common dish at any Punjabi house. Red kidney beans soaked overnight and cooked in a spicy onion tomato masala till the beans are soft and full of flavor. This recipe is good to serve with steamed rice, parantha, naan and even rotis. Make sure the kidney beans are well cooked so that they become soft and are easy to digest. Another key point which I want to suggest is to soak the red kidney beans overnight and then cook in the pressure cooker on a low flame to give a mushy flavor.
This is one of my favourite food. Rajma chawal is found in almost all the restaurants in North India.
Red kidney beans are also known for their nutritional benefits. Apart from serving great taste, it provides essential proteins to the body and boosts the immunity of the system. Kidney beans are rich in soluble fiber content which helps in maintaining blood sugar levels, hence preventing diabetes. Other benefits include lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of diseases like stroke and high blood pressure.
Preparation Time : 8-10 hour
Cook time : 26-30 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Moderate
Taste : Mild
- Kidney Beans soaked overnight 1 cup
- Tomato Puree to taste
- Oil 4 tablespoons
- Onions finely chopped 2 medium
- Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons
- Coriander powder 2 teaspoons
- Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
- Tomato puree 1/2 cup
- Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
- Whole garam masala
- 2 black cardamoms, badi elaichi
- 1 bay leaf, tej patta
- 4-6 cloves,laung
- Cumin Seeds, 1 teaspoon
How to make Rajma Masala Recipe?
Step 1: Wash dried Kidney beans in water and soak them in enough water for at least 8 hours or overnight. This helps to reduce the cooking time.
Step 2: Drain kidney beans, wash them in fresh water and put into a pressure cooker. Add 5 cups of water and salt and cook under pressure. Cook it for first whistle on High flame and then reduce the heat to low flame till 4-5 whistles are given out. Let the pressure go down by itself and then open the cover. They should be soft and mushy.
Step 3: Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the whole garam masalas and cumin seeds. Add onions and sauté till light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Add tomato puree, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder and mix well.Let it cook till all the moisture evaporates and oil starts to leave the sides of the pan. Keep stirring in between to make sure that it is not sticking to the pan.
Step 5: Add boiled kidney beans and mix well. Add 1 cup cooking liquor and stir to mix.
Step 6: Mash the beans a bit and stir again. Add garam masala powder and mix and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Step 7: Garnish the Rajma Masala with coriander leaves and serve hot.