Rajma Recipe | Red Kidney Beans Curry

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10:00 h
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 25m

Rajma Recipe | Red Kidney Beans Curry

Famous North Indian Rajma Recipe

Healthy and delicious rajma| Red beans curry. I came to know about dishes like rajma, dal makhani, dum aloo all after my marriage. In Kerala, we make curries with black chana, green peas, cow pea etc… As all beans are rich in protein and also good for health, I decided to try these north Indian curries.

I have already tried and posted One pot dal Makhani recipe. This time I tried rajma with red kidney beans. I made this for Puttu(famous kerala breakfast item. You can check my Puttu and Kadala Curry here. This rajma curry came out so delicious. Beans were so soft and tender. It is very easy to make this rajma curry and the beans need to cook soft and tender to make this curry thicker and creamy.

Hope you all will like delicious rajma recipe. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you. Don’t forget to post your comments and feedback here.

Happy cooking Healthy Living

How to make Rajma?


200 g of red kidney beans/rajma
1 no of onion
1 no of tomato
1 tbsp. of ginger garlic paste
1/4 spn. of cumin powder
1/2 spn. of chilli powder
1/6 spn. of turmeric powder
1/4 spn. of garam masala
1/6 spn. of dried mango powder/amchur powder(optional)
salt as required

Rajma Preparation Steps

Step 01

Soak red kidney beans in water for overnight.

Step 02

Pressure cook the beans along with 2 cup of water and salt.

Step 03

Cook for 8-10 whistle in medium flame.

Step 04

Once it is done,gently mash the mix with a ladle.

Step 05

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 06

Add ginger garlic paste. Saute till raw smell goes off.

Step 07

Add finely chopped onion. Fry till onion become golden brown color.

Step 08

Add finely chopped tomatoes and fry till tomatoes become mushy.

Step 09

Add chilli powder,turmeric powder, and cumin powder. Saute for 1 minute in low flame.

Step 10

Add cooked red kidney beans. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes in low flame. Sprinkle garam masala and amchur powder(dried mango powder) Cover pan while cooking.

Step 11

Switch off the flame and serve hot.

Step 12

Goes well with rice,chapathi,appam etc…

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