Punjabi Rajma

Punjabi Rajma recipe,The very famous punjabi style rajma aka kidney beans cooked in onion tomato sauce is a perfect lunch or dinner curry and can be serve to guests as well with steaming hot rice.
Rajma or punjabi rajma is an alltime favorite punjabi curry that is cooked in each household.The next popular curry after so many non veg in Punjab is the Rajma curry.
Rajma is best paired with steaming hot boiled rice or jeera rice. However in general they are eaten with chapati or roti as well.Here I am sharing my MIL’S recipe of rajma .It takes little more time to cook but all the efforts are worth enjoying the delicious curry.
If you are looking for Punjabi curries here are some ideas.Mah Rajma,Chole Bhature,Mah Chole,Dal Makhani

250 g Rajma/ red kidney beans

1 ” ginger piece
2 onion,chopped
5-6 garlic cloves
3 tomatoes,chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
salt to taste
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
few coriander leaves
1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
water as required


In a pressure cooker boil rajma with one cup of water for 2 minutes without lid.
Now add pinch of salt and 1 litre of water.cover the lid and cook for 5 -6 whistles.
Now in a sauce pan add oil to heat and than add garlic,onion,and ginger .Sauté till brown color appears.
Add roughly chopped tomatoes and chillies in blender and the fried onion ginger garlic .Make a fine paste.
To the same pan add dried fenugreek leaves ,sauté for 2 minutes and add all of the spices in the above sequence except garam masala powder.
To this add the fine paste of tomatoes made earlier and add one cup of water.Boil this paste and add it to the cooked rajma with 1 cup of water.Cook it for another 10-15 minutes on low flame or till desired consistency.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and garam masala powder.

Serve hot with rice.

Serve-8 Cooking time-1 hour

2 comments on “Punjabi Rajma”

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