Rajma masala

This Rajma masala ( kidney beans) is protein rich ,healthy delicious curry suitable to serve with chapati ,roti etc.  


Rajma/ Kidney beans  – 1 cup

Cardamom – 2 nos

Cinnamon –  1 inch piece

Salt as needed

Onion, finely chopped – 1 big

Ginger chopped  – 1 tsp
Garlic chopped   – 1 tsp
Tomato   – 3 nos

Turmeric powder – a pinch
Chilli powder  – 1/2 tsp
Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Onion ,coriander leaves – for garnishing


Soak rajma overnight or for 8 hours.

Blanch tomatoes in boiling water, immediately drop it in cold water, take out and peel the skin. Grind it.

Pressure cook rajma with cardamom, cinnamon and salt. Care should be taken not to overcook the rajma.

Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion, ginger, and garlic. When onion turns light brown, add  ground tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tomato sauce, and garam masala powder. Saute well. When the raw smell disappears, add cooked rajma and cook in a low flame.When the gravy thickens, switch off the stove. Garnish with onions and coriander leaves.

9 thoughts on “Rajma masala”

  1. This is pure comfort food for me and I love having it with piping hot rice. Lovely dish, made deliciously by you.


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