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rajma masala recipe

How To Make Rajma Masala, Rajma Masala Recipe Punjabi

A north indian method of making rajma which can be accompanied with rice.
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Prep Time 9 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 9 hrs 30 mins
Course Curry
Cuisine Punjabi
Servings 4 -5
Calories 280 kcal


  • 250 gms rajma red kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 medium sliced onions finely sliced
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes made into a puree
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 1 tablespoon rajma masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon 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.


Nutrition Facts
How To Make Rajma Masala, Rajma Masala Recipe Punjabi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.