Rajma Masala

This is by far one of the healthiest accompaniments for Roti/Naan/Kulcha. I remember having tasted this combo at a Dhaba about 10-12 years ago along with steaming hot Aloo Parathas and I remember commenting that the combo was heavenly. I have not been able to reconstruct the same feel and mood but nevertheless this combo is sure to win hearts!

This is for Day 2 Week 1 of BM #31 under 'Main Course Dishes'.

Ingredients - 

Rajma / Red Kidney Beans 1 cup
Onion 1 medium (finely chopped)
Tomato 1 medium (finely chopped)
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green chillies 2-3 nos
Garam Masala powder 1 tsp
Dhania-Jeera powder 1 tsp
Amchur powder (Dry mango powder) 1/2 tsp
Chana Masala Powder 1-2 tsp (or to taste - Optional)
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp)

Rajma Masala

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and Soak the Rajma overnight in about 3-4 cups of water. 

Boil the Rajma with a tsp of salt. (Either pressure cook or on stove top)

In a skillet, on a medium-high flame, heat some oil and add jeera.

When the jeera starts browning , add finely chopped onion and saute till golden brown.

Add Ginger-Garlic paste and saute for a minute.

Add finely chopped tomatoes or add tomato paste instead.

Add turmeric, chopped green chillies, garam masala powder, amchur powder, dhania-jeera powder, red chilli powder, chana masala powder and salt.
(Take care when adding salt as the boiled rajma would have some salt too)

Mix well and let them cook for about 5 min until the oil oozes out.

Then add the boiled rajma and a cup of water and let it simmer for 10-15 min. Keep stirring it occasionally.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with Chapati.

Rajma Masala

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, August 4, 2013


  1. nayana Says:
  2. looks very yummy and healthy too...

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Wow the pictures are really so tempting Harini...very filling and healthy gravy..

  5. Normally we make raajma chaawal..but the dry version sounds interesting...will try it with rotis.

  6. Perfect accompaniment for hot rotis...

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Love rajma masala with both rice and rotis..Dry rajma masala is just inviting.

  9. I am in for any dish of rajma ! This looks wonderful !!!

  10. preeti garg Says:
  11. Look tempting and tasty

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. Protein power!!! so flavorful and delicious!!


  14. divya Says:
  15. Oh this looks yum!!!

  16. Denny Says:
  17. Delicious Rajma. Love the pictures.

  18. Delicious and mouthwatering rajma masala. Wish I was there to get a
    taste of this wonderful combination.

  19. Pavani Says:
  20. That's a very delicious looking curry.

  21. Rajani S Says:
  22. This is an everlasting classic in terms of curries :). Its come out really nice!

  23. Such a healthy and protein packed subzi! Your pictures are too tempting :)

  24. Preetha Says:
  25. Its so healthy.....

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