Feb 22, 2013

Rajma Curry

My family loves having rajma n chawal..here is my version..do try!!

Rajma/Kidney Beans – 2 cups
Onion – 2 (medium, sliced)
Tomato – 2 (medium , sliced)
Garlic – 2 cloves (crushed)
Ginger – 1/2” pc (crushed)
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Cinnamon stick – 1 pc
Star Anise/chakra phool – 2 pc
Hing – 1 tsp
Tumeric – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Coriander Leaves – for garnish

Method :-

Soak rajma overnight. Pressure cook  it with cinnamon stick ,star anise  and little salt -  5 whistles(approx.) .
Heat  oil + ghee in a pan,crackle mustard seeds.Add hing, curry leaves ,crushed garlic-ginger.
Add onions,sauté till light golden.
Add turmeric,red chilli powder,garam masala – mix well.
Add tomatoes,cook till tomatoes are soft.Add the cooked rajma- mix properly.
Check salt..add more if required..if the gravy is too thick add little water. Bring to boil  on slow flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot with rice...Njoy!!!


  1. Can mutton be added to this curry?

  2. Hai Leena..sorry i don't know..i hav never tried a non-veg rajma..and i don't eat mutton,beef or fish,so i don't knw how it'l taste...try experimenting with mutton..may b it'l work out for u.Thnx for stopping by :)

    1. hai once again..well i searched for a non-veg version of rajma for u..and luckily found one for u..pls chk out this link




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