Rajma Curry Easy


Rajma Curry Easy

Rajma/Red Kidney Beans Curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people



  • Soak rajma in water for a few hours and cook them in a pressure cooker. Keep this aside.
  • Cut carrots and tomatoes and boil for a few minutes till the raw smell disappears.
  • Grind it to a fine paste in the blender.
  • Cut onions and capsicum into fine pieces and fry them in a little oil till the onion turns golden brown.
  • Add the tomato-carrot paste to this.
  • Next, add chilly powder, garam masala powder and the reqd amount of salt.
  • Pour some water in the mixture so that the gravy is not too thick.When the gravy begins to boil, add the boiled rajma and simmer for a few minutes till the rajma mixes well with the gravy.
  • :-Serve hot with chapathis or rice.
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Response (7)
  1. A
    Anukutty May 23, 2005

    Shalini, what is meant by tadka?

  2. S
    Shalini January 19, 2004

    This is the worst version of Rajma I`ve come across yet…..it is definitely not a North Indian recipe. Good Rajma is a very simple preparation and uses whole spices like big elaichi, cloves and tejpatta. Make rajma with dry beans from scratch. The canned kind usually have a very “tin” flavor of the can. Simply soak the rajma over night and cook in a pressure cooker with the whole spices mentioned above, salt and water. Please do not add Garam Masala. Too many so called “north Indian” dishes are sacrificed at the Garam Masala altar. Give a tadka of onions and chopped tomatoes ( cook till brown and caramalised into a paste). Add to the cooked rajma and boil. Mash some of the rajma with a ladle. This thickens the consistency and makes the rajma creamy.
    For a true North Indian flavor use mustard oil for the tadka.

  3. A
    Archana Sujin January 6, 2005

    Yucky.Do not waste time trying this.

  4. j
    josh November 16, 2004

    this is a good one.thanks.

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