Rajma Masala/Kidney beans Masala

Rajma Masala/ Kidney beans Masala

Kidney beans in hindi are called Rajma. In  India we have 3 types of Kidney beans. Red rajma, Jammu rajma and Chitra rajma. All three are different in taste. In Malaysia only red rajma is available so I am using red rajma here. Recipe for all types of rajma is same.

One of my dearest blogger friend Carol asked me to post Kidney beans recipe .So I posted it. She is a wonderful blogger cooking with challenge.

This recipe I learnt from my mother.


  1. Rajma / kidney beans 250 gm
  2. Tomato 1/2 cup purée
  3. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  4. Ginger 1 tsp grated or chopped
  5. Green chili 1 tsp chopped
  6. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  7. Red chili powder 1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  9. Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  10. Mango powder 1/2 tsp
  11. Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
  12. Oil 1 tbsp
  13. Coriander leaves for garnish
  14. Salt to taste
  15. hing a pinch


  1. Soak kidney beans in water over night by adding baking soda or eno.
  2. In a pressure cooker, boil them by adding salt.
  3. Meanwhile prepare masala. In a pan add oil, Hing, cumin seeds.
  4. Add ginger paste and green chili.
  5. Add tomato purée and all spices. Mix well .
  6. After boiling this masala add this to boiled rajma.
  7. Simmer it for few minutes.
  8. Your rajma  masala is ready.
  9. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or chapati or paratha.
  10. Can use onion if you want.

Let me know how it turned out for you.

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