Lunch/Dinner

Rajma Curry (Red Kidney Beans Curry) – My Favorite Curry

Rajma curry is a red kidney bean curry that is a very popular dish in Northern India, especially in Punjab. It is made by sauteing the onion- tomato masala with spices and then simmering the cooked rajma. Rajma Curry is served with plain boiled rice, cucumber, and pickle.

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Rajma Curry

Rajma Curry (Red Kidney Beans Curry) – My Favorite Curry

Ingredients :
Rajma ( soaked overnight ) – 1 cup
Finely chopped onion – 1 (Big size)
Finely chopped ginger – 1/2 inch
Finely chopped garlic – 4
Finely chopped green chilly- 2
Tomato puree – 2
Finely chopped coriander – 1/4 cup

Whole Garam Masalas:
Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
Clove – 3
Black cardamom – 1
Black pepper – 3

Spices:
Cumin – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric  – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Rajma Masala- 1 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Put soaked Rajma with 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker. Mix them well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  2. Check to see the Rajmas are cooked. Take one between your fingers and if you press it, it should squish. Keep them aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add whole garam masalas. Sauté for 15 seconds.
  5. Then add chopped onions and sauté on a medium flame until translucent. Now add ginger, garlic, green chili and cook for 5 minutes on the medium-low flame.
  6. Add coriander powder, turmeric, rajma masala, salt, tomato puree and cook until masala leaves oil.
  7. Take 1/2 cup of boiled Rajmas on a plate. Gently mash them with a potato masher.
  8. Now add mashed boiled Rajmas in a prepared masala and cook for 3 minutes on the medium-low flame.
  9. Now add mashed rajma masala back in a cooker with the remaining boiled Rajma and mix them well. Close the lid and cook Rajma for 2-5 minutes on high flame.
  10. After 5 minutes switch off the gas and allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  11. Now add 1 tbsp of ghee and garnished with coriander. Serve with plain white rice.
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Yummy Red Kidney Beans Curry

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