Rajma Masala Recipe: How To Make Punjabi-style Rajma Masala

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Rajma masala is a popular Punjabi curry that is prepared commonly in most households. The Punjabi-style rajma masala is prepared by cooking kidney beans in an onion-tomato gravy.

The Punjabi rajma is a common lunch or dinner recipe, as it does not require any exquisite ingredients. Even the spices added in the curry are regular household spices. The kidney beans must be soaked overnight and once done, it is easy to prepare this at home.

There are many ways to cook the rajma. Here is a simple recipe with a detailed procedure, images and a video.

Rajma is known for it's health benefits and is high in fibre. This nutritious beans are good for diabetic patients as well. Hence, this is an ideal recipe to be prepared for all ages. Rajma masala is best eaten with rice or sometimes even roti. Rajma chawal is a popular main course all over India.

So, if you'd like to prepare rajma masala at home, here is the step-by-step procedure with images and a video.

RAJMA MASALA VIDEO RECIPE

rajma masala recipe
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Prep Time
12 Hours
Cook Time
45 Mins
Total Time
13 Hours

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients
  • Rajma - 1 cup

    Water - 6 cups + for rinsing

    Turmeric powder - ¾th tsp

    Salt to taste

    Garlic (peeled) - 3 cloves

    Ginger (grated) - 1 tsp

    Oil - 2 tbsp

    Jeera - 1 tsp

    Onions (chopped) - 1 cup

    Tomatoes (chopped) - 1 cup

    Green chillies (chopped) - 1 tsp

    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Garam masala - 1 tsp

    Amchur powder - 1 tsp

    Coriander leaves (chopped) - for garnishing

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add rajma into a sieve.

    2. Rinse it thoroughly with water.

    3. Transfer it into a bowl.

    4. Add 4 cups of water and allow it to soak for 10-12 hours.

    5. Add the rajma with the water in a heated pressure cooker.

    6. Add 2 teaspoons of salt.

    7. Add turmeric powder.

    8. Add 2 cups of water and mix well.

    9. Pressure cook it for up to 8-10 whistles and allow the pressure in the cooker to settle.

    10. Meanwhile, add the garlic cloves in a mortar.

    11. Add a teaspoon of grated ginger.

    12. Add a pinch of salt and pound it into a paste with a pestle and keep it aside.

    13. Open the lid of the pressure cooker.

    14. Make sure if the rajma is cooked properly by pressing it with your fingers.

    15. If it smashes, then the rajma is cooked properly.

    16. Add oil in a heated pan.

    17. Add a teaspoon of jeera and allow it to turn brown.

    18. Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn light brown.

    19. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 5 minutes, until the colour changes.

    20. Add the tomatoes and stir well.

    21. Allow it to cook for 5-7 minutes, until all the water evaporates.

    22. Add the chopped green chillies.

    23. Add salt and red chilli powder.

    24. Then, add garam masala and amchur powder.

    25. Mix well.

    26. Add the rajma and stir well.

    27. Mash a few rajma pieces to make the gravy a little thick.

    28. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes.

    29. Transfer into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

    30. Serve hot.

Instructions
  • 1. Salt is added while pounding the garlic-ginger paste to make it smooth.
  • 2. You can also grind a few cooked rajma pieces into a smooth paste and then add it to the gravy later, to make the gravy thick.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 155 cal
  • Fat - 4 g
  • Protein - 11 g
  • Carbohydrates - 30 g
  • Sugar - 1 g
  • Fibre - 7 g



STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE RAJMA MASALA

1. Add rajma into a sieve.

rajma masala recipe

2. Rinse it thoroughly with water.

rajma masala recipe

3. Transfer it into a bowl.

rajma masala recipe

4. Add 4 cups of water and allow it to soak for 10-12 hours.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

5. Add the rajma with the water in a heated pressure cooker.

rajma masala recipe

6. Add 2 teaspoons of salt.

rajma masala recipe

7. Add turmeric powder.

rajma masala recipe

8. Add 2 cups of water and mix well.

rajma masala recipe

9. Pressure cook it for up to 8-10 whistles and allow the pressure in the cooker to settle.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

10. Meanwhile, add the garlic cloves in a mortar.

rajma masala recipe

11. Add a teaspoon of grated ginger.

rajma masala recipe

12. Add a pinch of salt and pound it into a paste with a pestle and keep it aside.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

13. Open the lid of the pressure cooker.

rajma masala recipe

14. Make sure if the rajma is cooked properly by pressing it with your fingers.

rajma masala recipe

15. If it smashes, then the rajma is cooked properly.

rajma masala recipe

16. Add oil in a heated pan.

rajma masala recipe

17. Add a teaspoon of jeera and allow it to turn brown.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

18. Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn light brown.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

19. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 5 minutes, until the colour changes.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

20. Add the tomatoes and stir well.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

21. Allow it to cook for 5-7 minutes, until all the water evaporates.

rajma masala recipe

22. Add the chopped green chillies.

rajma masala recipe

23. Add salt and red chilli powder.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

24. Then, add garam masala and amchur powder.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

25. Mix well.

rajma masala recipe

26. Add the rajma and stir well.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

27. Mash a few rajma pieces to make the gravy a little thick.

rajma masala recipe

28. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes.

rajma masala recipe

29. Transfer into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe

30. Serve hot.

rajma masala recipe
rajma masala recipe
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Story first published: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 15:28 [IST]
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