Punjabi Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Curry) is a much loved spicy curry in most Indian Households and it goes very well with rice, chapati, or any Indian bread. Here is how to make this curry in a traditional Punjabi style at home.
Here some more Rajma Recipes for you, to fulfill Protein intake for the day – Kashmiri Rajma, Sundal, and Old Fashioned Kidney Bean Salad.
Rajma is also called Red Kidney Bean in English. It is popularly used in North India and Nepal to make curries.
It cooks very well and evenly and gets slightly mushy when cooked in a curry giving a perfect texture.
Rajma or Kidney Beans are high in Protein. They are also high in fiber, folate, and magnesium. High Fibre in Rajma promotes healthy digestion, and Folate and Magnesium promote good heart health. You can read more about it along with its benefits.
Ingredients for Rajma masala :-
- 1 cup Rajma
- 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
- 1 and ½ cup Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- ¾ cup Tomato (Finely Chopped)
- 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
- 3 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- ½ tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 2 tsp Amchoor Powder
- ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
Instructions for making Rajma masala:-
- Wash the rajma and soak in enough water for 5-6 hours.
- 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.
- Remove the pressure cooker from heat and keep aside.
- 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.
- Add chopped tomato and tomato puree and cook for a minute.
- Now add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, amchoor powder and garam masala powder and fry for a few seconds.
- 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.
- Slightly press a few rajmas with the back of a ladle.
- Add more water and salt if required.
- Garnish with Fresh Coriander.
- Serve hot with steamed rice.