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Punjabi Rajma (Kidney Beans Indian Curry)

Nov 28, 2016







Wondering what to make for dinner? This Punjabi rajama with some jeera rice should end your confusion.


    Rajma - 1 cup
    Mustard oil - 6 tbsp
    Onion - 1 and ½ cup ( finely chopped )
    Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
    Kashmiri red chili powder - 2 tsp
    Roasted Cumin Powder - ½ tsp
    Amchoor powder - 2 tsp
    Garam Masala - ½ tsp
    Salt to taste
    Fresh Coriander - 2 tbsp ( Chopped )
    Tomato - 2 ( Finely chopped )
    Tomato purees - 3 tbsp
    Coriander Powder - 3 tsp
    Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp


1. Wash the rajma and soak in enough water for 5-6 hours.

2. Drain the water. Add the soaked rajma is a pressure cooker with 2 tsp of salt and 3 cups of water. Cook till rajma is soft and cooked.

3. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and keep aside.

4.Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add onion and fry till translucent. Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry till onion is golden brown.

5. Add chopped tomato and tomato puree and cook for a minute. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, amchoor powder and garam masala powder and fry for a few seconds.

6. Add ½ cup water and cook the masala till oil separates on the side of the pan. Add the cooked rajma along with the water and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

7. Slightly press a few rajmas with the back of a ladle. Add more water and salt if required.

8. Garnish with Fresh Coriander.Serve hot with steamed rice.

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