Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala


  • Kidney Beans: 1 cup
  • Onions(Finely chopped): 3/4 cup
  • Tomatoes(finely chopped): 3/4 cup
  • salt to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Aamchur Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Cilantro(finely chopped): 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi: 1 tsp


  1. Soak the kidney beans in water overnight and pressure cook them until you get 7-8 whistles.
  2. Add little salt to the water when cooking the kidney beans in the pressure cooker.
  3. The kidney beans should be thoroughly cooked but they should not become mashed.
  4. Add oil to pan and when the oil is heated add the cumin seeds.
  5. Then add the onions, ginger garlic paste and the turmeric powder.
  6. Cook the onions add little salt, until they become very soft and start oozing out oil. Now add the tomatoes and cook until the too become soft.
  7. Now add the cumin powder,coriander powder and aamchur powder.
  8. Now add the pressure cooked kidney beans along with the water and mix well.
  9. Add the red chilli powder, kasuri methi and adjust the salt.
  10. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  11. garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with hot steamed rice or roti.

You can add small amounts of the spices - garam masala, coriander powder and cumin powder to the water when cooking the beans in the pressure cooker.


Priya said...

Yumm, wonderful looking rajma masala..

Apu said...

Delicious looking Rajma!! Will taste super with rotis!!

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