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Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma Masala Recipe is a tasty and super delicious dish. It is easy to prepare and takes just about 30 minutes to make it.


Pressure cooking rajma:

  • 1 cup rajma
  • 4 cups water

Rajma Masala:

  • 2 tsp butter / ghee / oil
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • few coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder, adjust to your spice level
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves

Method: Rajma Masala Recipe

  • Soak the rajma / red kidney beans overnight with enough water.
  • Next day rinse it well in running water and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  • In a large pan, heat 2 tsp of butter and add in cumin seeds.
  • Next, add chopped onion and fry till they turn translucent.
  • Time to add ginger, garlic and saute till the raw smell goes away.
  • Now add chopped tomato and fry till they start releasing oil from sides.
  • Time to add spice powder; add chilli powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Fry for a minute without burning the spices.
  • Now add cooked rajma, add the drained water which was used for cooking rajma. adjust the water according to the consistency you need.
  • Add salt to taste and give a good mix.
  • Next is to cook rajma with onion-tomato gravy for 15 minutes. Keep the flame on low.
  • Finally, add crushed kasuri methi and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mash the beans a bit and stir again to make a thick gravy.
  • Serve rajma masala with steamed rice or chapathi.


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