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Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala Recipe is a very simple and delicious recipe. It can be made very easily without any effort. Rajma recipe goes very well with roti or rice. Rajma Chawal is a widely appreciated recipe. To make rajma recipe, we require soaked red kidney beans overnight. They must be boiled and then added to tomato gravy.

Rajma masala recipe is a perfect party recipe too.

Detailed Rajma Masala Recipe is below

Prep time+Wait time

10 mins+8 hr

Cook time

30 min

Total time

40 min




Course: Main Course

Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 4

Diet:  Vegetarian

Ingredients for Rajma Masala recipe

To make the Rajma recipe

Pressure cooking Rajma
  • 1 cup rajma
  • 4 cups water

Rajma Masala

  • 2 teaspoon butter (ghee or oil)
  • 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • Water as required

Preparation Of Rajma Masala recipe

To cook Rajma Masala

  • Soak the rajma overnight with enough water.

Rajma Masala

  • Next day rinse it well under running water and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Check the beans have cooked enough by pressing them. The beans have to be soft yet retain their shape. Separate the water and keep aside.

Rajma Masala

  • In a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of butter and add in cumin seeds. Allow the seeds to splutter.

Rajma Masala

  • Next, add chopped onion and fry till they turn translucent. Time to add ginger, garlic and sauté until the raw smell goes away.

Rajma Masala

  • 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.

Rajma Masala

  • Now add cooked rajma. Also, 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.

Rajma Masala

  • 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.

Rajma Masala

  • Serve rajma masala with steamed rice or chapati.

Rajma Masala

Recipe notes


  • Let the rajma cook in gravy for quite some time so that the rajma absorbs the masala well.
  • Adjust the water quantity accordingly.

“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”

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