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July 25, 2015

Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal is one of the most popular dishes in North India. I love cooking north indian dishes…and this particular dish I’ve learnt from my friend’s cook. This recipe is very easy and simple to prepare…n yes of course tastes yumm !


Ingredients :

1. Steamed Rice –  1cup

2. Rajma – 1 cup (soaked overnight & drain the water)

3. Tomato – 4 ,medium sized ( puree them without adding water )

4. Onion , chopped- 2, big sized

5. Ginger , finely chopped – 2tsp

6. Dhaniya Powder – 1 1/2 tsp

7. Red chilli Powder – 2 tsp

8.  Salt – as required

9. Amchur Powder – 1 tsp

10. Green Chillies – 2 , finely chopped

11. Jeera – 1tsp

12. Cloves – 4

13. Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch


Pressure cook the soaked rajma for about 3 to 4 whistles and keep aside. Kindly do not drain the water.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add Jeera, Cinnamon stick, cloves and green chillies. To this add finely chopped ginger and saute for few seconds and add onions . Fry these till pink.

To this add the tomato puree . Mix well . Now, add Red chilli powder, dhaniya powder ,amchur powder and salt. Cook till there is no raw smell. Then, simmer and allow it to cook for some more time. Add the rajma along with the cooked water. Bring it to a boil and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Check if the curry is semi thick in gravy.

Once done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

June 8, 2011

Rajma Masala

Rajma is a popular vegetarian dish from northern India.Tastes good when served with rice or roti.


1.Rajma (Kidney beans) – 1 cup
2.Onion- 1 medium
3.Tomato – 2 medium
4.Toor dal – 1 tbsp
5.Coriander seeds -1tsp
6.Cumin seeds – 1tsp
7.Sauf – 1tsp
8.Black pepper – 1 tsp
9.Cinnamon stick –small piece
10.Garlic – 2-3 clove
11.Garam masal pdr -1 tsp(optional)
12.Salt according to taste
13.Redchilli powder according to taste
14.Oil – 3 tspMethod:

Soak the beans over night. Pressure cook it adding little salt. See that it is not over cooked. Do not drain the water away. Keep it aside for later cooking.

In a pan fry the toor daal to light brown and pressure cook it.

In a pan, add oil and cut onion and tomato and fry it. When it becomes soft, add garlic, cinnamon,coriander,cumin,saunf and black pepper. Grind it .

Add the ground mixture to the rajma and toor dal. Add salt and redchilli powder as per your taste. Also add garam masala powder.

If necessary add the pressure cooked rajma water and cook it on medium flame for 10-15 minutes till the curry gets its required thickness.

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