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Aug 19, 2008

Rajma curry

An eye catching, tasty and a healthy dish for rice or roti that can be made using very few ingredients. One such dish is Rajma curry. Rajma is otherwise called red beans or kidney beans. Here is one simple and delicious curry using rajma. This curry is based on Mallika badrinath's Rajma curry in her Vegetarian Gravies cook book.


Rajma (dry) - half cup

Tomatoes - 5 to 6 red ripe juicy

Make a course paste with the following:

Onion - 1 large preferably red

Garlic - 5 pods

Oil - 1 tablespoon

Red chilli powder - 1 to 2 teaspoon

Dhania powder - 2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - quarter teaspoon

Salt to taste

To garnish:

Finely chopped coriander leaves


Soak rajma in water overnight or atleast 10 hrs. Drain the water and pressure cook rajma with one cup water for 2 to 3 whistles. Keep rajma separately. Preserve the water.

Blanch the tomatoes:

Blanch the tomatoes: Boil water and add the tomatoes. After a few minutes the skin will peel off. Drain water and cool it. Remove the skin completely. Finely cut the tomatoes and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and fry the ground masala paste. When oil separates from the masala add finely cut tomatoes. Cook with half cup water in reduced heat.

Add the cooked rajma and add enough water (use preserved water) and cook for five minutes.

Turn off heat and garnish with finely cut coriander leaves and serve with rotis/chapathis.

This is my entry to Curry mela hosted by Srivalli of Cooking for all seasons.



lubnakarim06 said...

Wow curry looks awesome. I too bought rajma this week. Iam gonna try out this version and let u know how it came out.

Uma said...

this is my fav. curry with rotis. looks so colorful and yummy.

Lakshmi said...

Rajma and rice used to be our favorite during hostel days and even now it is .. :) Nice one ..

Shri said...

nice curry..Looks so yummy

Mythreyee said...

Kitchen flavours: Sure. Did you try it yet?

Uma: Yes. it is so colorful and inviting. We loved it.

lg: I have not tasted with rice. Should try.

Kitchen flavours: Thanks dear.

Shri: Thanks.

Gayathri said...

The curry looks great...
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khando said...

wow! it look wonderful.. rajma is my fav food,, m gonna try this..

Unknown said...


This is Shylah Shankar from Kansas........tried your recipe came out well.....thanks for the same

Unknown said...

vow!! the curry looks very tasty... will try tomorrow...