Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Beans Gravy

November 24, 2016 Dals/Gravies  6 comments

Rajma Masala is an authentic Punjabi dish made with red kidney beans, cooked in onion-tomato gravy along with spices. This comes to my rescue when I run out of veggies. Moreover its Chotu’s favourite, so always happy to make this. It goes well with roti, naan, paratha & rice. I personally like to have it even with dosa or bread 🙂

I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with full video recipe!!

Here is the video…



Now to the recipe…


Rajma Masala My Magic Pan

[Soaking Time:Overnight : Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]

Rajma Masala Ingredients:

  • Rajma / Kidney Beans – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 big
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – few


  • Wash & soak rajma overnight. Pressure cook it with salt & water(immersing level) for 5-6 whistles or until soft but not mushy.

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  • Heat a pan with oil and saute chopped onions & slit green chilly, until the onions are transparent. Add ginger garlic paste & saute until raw smell goes off.

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  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute. Add salt(remember we have added salt while cooking rajma too) & all the spice powders – chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder & garam masala. Cook until all the masala blends well and oil oozes out.

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  • Add the cooked rajma along with the water and let it boil in simmer/medium flame for 3-5 mins. The gravy will start thickening. Finally add fresh cream, coriander leaves, mix & switch off the flame.

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Rajma Masala is ready.

Serve hot with rice or roti.


Rajma Masala My Magic Pan


  1. Pressure cooking time depends upon the type of rajma.
  2. Cooking the rajma in the spiced onion-tomato gravy makes it very tasty. So let it boil in low-medium flame.
  3. Fresh cream is optional. U can skip it as per your choice. But do not boil after adding cream. Just heat & switch it off.
  4. U can add cashew paste instead of fresh cream too..

6 comments to Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Beans Gravy

  • chikku  says:

    yummy masala ..looking so appetizing and beautiful

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    Inviting and tasty masala!!

  • nandoo  says:

    Rajma masala looks very yumm..

  • Manjula Bharath  says:

    wow very delicious and yummy rajama masala 🙂 looks very inviting dear 🙂

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Love rajma masala like anything. Yours look wonderful Sundari.

  • Priya Santhamohan  says:

    Looks delicious and nicely explained.

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