Rajma Recipe

Rajma is a South Asian vegetarian dish which is a regular diet in Nepal and Northern India. Main ingredient to prepare Rajma is kidney beans. Other supporting ingredients are onions, tomatoes, garlic, fresh ginger root, coriander leaves, black pepper corns, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, cloves, red chili powder, salt, oil, and water. Rajma Chawal is a popular dish served in Northern India i.e. boiled rice is served with Rajma. It is prepared on significant occasions. Try Rajma recipe at your home by following the method posted on our page. Follow the method to get the perfect taste.


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  1. 1 (15oz.) can of Red Kidney Beans (drained)
  2. 2 medium Onions (chopped)
  3. 6 plum Tomatoes (chopped)
  4. 4 cloves of Garlic (Lehsan) (minced)
  5. 2 tbsp. of Fresh Ginger Root (Adark) (minced)
  6. 6 sprigs of Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhaniya) (minced)
  7. 5 Whole Cloves (Laung)
  8. 10 Black peppercorns (Saabut Kaali Mirch)
  9. 1 (1-inch) piece of Cinnamon Stick (Dal Cheeni)
  10. 1 Bay Leaf (Tezz Patta)
  11. 1 tsp. of Red Chili Powder (Pisi Lal Mirch) (or to taste)
  12. 3 tbsp. of Canola Oil
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Water (as needed)
  • 1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in cloves, whole black peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, and bay leaf. Cover the pan as the pepper tends to splutter right out of the pan and cause burns! Let heat for 1 minute.
  • 2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add slice onions. Sauté until the onions are soft and almost translucent. Mix in the tomatoes and sauté well. (For great taste, sauté until almost dry).
  • 3. Raise the stovetop’s temperature to a medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the chili powder, red kidney beans, and salt; mix well. Slowly add water a small amount at a time. You are adding water to create gravy, only add water until the gravy has reached in consistency that you would like. For smoother gravy, cool and blend the sautéed mixture before adding the red kidney beans. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Nutrition Facts Per Servings
  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Ready In: 20 minutes
  • Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Reviews & Discussions

I like this rajma recipe because my dad is like this so I always make a dish.

  • iman hasan, ISLAMABAD
  • Thu 22 Mar, 2018

Make the good recipe with the Rajma which is you never seen before and many people still don’t know about it that how to make it

  • Hamna, Karachi
  • Fri 23 Feb, 2018

Red kidney beans serve as a complete and healthy meal. Red kidney beans needs to be soaked for a period before cooking. Rajmah curry is served with rice.

  • sulaman, abbha
  • Sun 09 Apr, 2017

Rajmah is cooked curry of Red kidney beans. Red kidney beans are cooked in seasoning and spices till smooth and then touched with cream and green coriander.

  • gaziyan, multan
  • Thu 06 Apr, 2017

My family friends are invited for dinner on the upcoming weekend. I was thinking to prepare some unique and delicious dishes apart from the traditional ones. I just checked out this Rajma online while making the menu.

  • Aabish, Karachi
  • Tue 28 Mar, 2017