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Rajma Chawal Recipe Punjabi

Rajma chawal recipe is a popular north indian dish usually eaten by mixing rajma curry with rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Punjabi
Servings 6 -7
Calories 390 kcal


  • 250 gms rajma/red kidney beans
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large cinnamon stick dalchini
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 medium sized onions finely chopped
  • 3-4 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon rajma masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


  • Firstly, soak the rajma for about 8 hours or soak it overnight in water.
  • Take a pressure cooker, add soaked rajma, add enough water, add salt and pressure cook the rajma for about 20-25 minutes on medium to high flame and put it aside.
  • Take a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
  • Add bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  • Add slit green chillies into it.
  • Add chopped onions and cook till the onions get slight golden brown color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well for few seconds.
  • Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft and done well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder. roasted coriander seeds powder, roasted cumin seeds powder, mix and cook the whole mixture on low flame until the masala leaves oil.
  • Add the pressure cooked rajma into the cooked masala, add rajma masala powder, add garam masala powder and mix well.
  • If there is water content in the gravy then do not add water else add very little water and cook.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and cook the rajma for about 15 minutes on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring in between.
  • Rajma curry is ready.
  • Cook plain white rice as it is commonly done in everyday routine.
  • Serve the cooked rice along with rajma curry.
  • Rajma chawal recipe is ready !!!


1. In this recipe kasoori methi can be added as the topping or seasoning for extra flavor.
2.Anaardana too can be added while cooking the curry.
3.Here in this recipe I have not added turmeric powder but it can be added if this dry spice is required or preferred by my blog readers.
4.For spicy flavor cloves too can be added.
5.If all the above ingredients are added then one can skip rajma masala powder if one wishes to as rajma masala powder contains all these spices.
5.I have used rajma masala powder and skipped few spices for a better flavor.
6.Rajma masala powder is easily available in grocery stores.


Nutrition Facts
Rajma Chawal Recipe Punjabi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.