Rajma Masala Curry-Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe

rajma masala

Preparation Time-40 minutes


  • Rajma (Red kidney beans)-150 gm
  • Onion-2 (Grind to make paste)
  • Tomato puree-100 gm/1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped ginger(lengthwise)-2 inch
  • Chopped green chilli-2
  • Grated garlic-12 to 15
  • Grated ginger-1 inch
  • Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida/hing-2 pich
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Butter-1 tbsp (optional)
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the rajma overnight and boil it for two whistle with 2 glass of water, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in a pressure cooker on medium flame.
  • Separate the water from boiled rajma (keep the boiled rajma water for further use).
  • Heat a pan, add cooking oil and let the oil heat properly.
  • Add hing and cumin seeds into the hot oil, fry it for few seconds.
  • Add grated ginger and garlic and fry it for 30 seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix it.
  • Add onion paste and fry it for a minute on medium flame.
  • Add tomato puree, mix it and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder and black pepper powder, mix it properly with masala paste.
  • Cover it and cook it for a minute on low flame, keep stirring in between.
  • Fry the masala paste till oil is separated from the masala.
  • Increase the flame to high and add rajma stock (boiled rajma water).
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and stir it.
  • Add chopped green chilli, chopped ginger and boiled rajma into the pan.
  • Add salt to taste(I had already added salt while boiling rajma).
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and butter and turn off the flame.

Serving process:

  • Serve in a plate, Garnish with coriander leaves, onion rings and butter.
  • Ready to serve with plain steam rice, jeera rice or pulao.

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