rajma masala recipe
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How To Make Rajma Masala, Rajma Masala Recipe Punjabi

A north indian method of making rajma which can be accompanied with rice.
Prep Time9 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time9 hrs 30 mins
Course: Curry
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 4 -5
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 250 gms rajma red kidney beans
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 medium sliced onions finely sliced
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes made into a puree
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 1 tbsp rajma masala powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves


  • Firstly, wash rajma and soak rajma in enough water for about 8 hours or soak it overnight.
  • When we start making the curry, pressure cook rajma by adding enough water for about 8 - 10 whistles in a pressure cooker and rest it aside.
  • In a separate cooking pot, heat it, add oil, add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cardamoms and saute well.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till slight golden brown, add slit green chillies.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well to get rid of raw smell.
  • Add tomato puree and cook the puree for about 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder, rajma masala powder.
  • Mix everything well and cook the whole masala on sim flame until the masala is cooked well or oil appears at the sides.
  • Add pressure cooked rajma along with its stock into the cooked masala and cook for about 10-15 minutes so that the masala gets into the rajma. Add little water if required.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



Rajma masala powder is easily available in the market. Do not forget to soak rajma overnight before making the rajma curry.


Calories: 280kcal