Rajma Recipe, how to make rajma masala ,easy punjabi rajma recipe at home

Priya Joshi | Aug 26, 2016 | 6 Comments so far

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 Easy Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe
Rajma masala is one of those regular dishes made in punjabi houses. I am sharing easy method of making rajma which is perfect for bachelors.The method of cooking i am following here is one pot cooking.I have already share restaurant style rajma recipe before on Currynation.And as i promised, I am sharing the another and very common recipe method of rajma.

Rama with plain rice is very famouse combo and my favourite too.
I usually prepare my rajma by following one pot cooking method as the taste if the gravy is quite different and simple while restaurant style is something i usually prepare for my guests.
I have already share Chana masala using one pot cooking HERE and in which i have shared all the details and pictures. Just replace your chana with rajma for making this simple gravy.
Before trying ,please check my previous post also for your reference. 

If you are beginner then i highly recommend you to please check my soaking and sprouting guide and for the experienced readers do have a look and feel free to share your suggestions.

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Recipe Details for making Punjabi rajma masala below:

  Recipe Rajma masala-how to make Easy rajma

Prep Time :10 min + soaking time
Cook Time : 15- 20 min
Total Time : 30 min
Main Ingredient : Rajma
Serves :2
Cuisine : North Indian

  • Rajma / red kidney beans ,soaked - 1 cup
  • Water - a cup approx
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp 
  • Shahi jeera/Black Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Onion,chopped - 1 no,medium
  • Tomato , Large - 1
  • Ginger - 1 inch 
  • Green Chili - 2 nos
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos
  • Fresh Coriander - for garnishing
  • Everest rajma masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
  1. Crush tomato,garlic,chili and ginger to a smooth paste. 
  2. Heat oil in pressure cooker.
  3. Add cumins. when they crackle add asafoetida.
  4. Add onion. I have also add some chopped capsicum but it  is completely optional.Saute for a while and then add tomato paste. mix them and saute it .
  5. Add turmeric powder and salt.
  6. Cook paste until it reduces oil.
  7. Add rajma masala and red chili powder. Mix them well.
  8. Add Soaked Soaked rajma and mix them well.
  9. Add water and bring to boil for 3 min.
  10. Cover with lid and pressure cook it for 15 min on medium flame.
  11. Check chickpeas well.
  12. Add Lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  13. Serve hot with paratha or roti, Rice .
  • Kindly check kidney-beans after 15 min. Sometimes it require more time to cook.

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  1. Priya @asmallbite
    This gravy looks too good and nice pics...

  2. rajma masala looks very delicious and yummy.tastes nice with roti.

  3. Looks super delicious, yumm !!

  4. I love a good rajma recipe and love your version. Will try it sometime! :)


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