Rajma curry (Kidney beans curry)

By Madhusmita Kalita Pathak

Rajma curry is a very popular Indian recipe. It is also very delicious. Want to taste? Not to wait, let us try how to prepare it with the following ingredients presented by the Food Blogger Madhusmita.

  • Rajma/red kidney beans -2 cups
  • 2 nos of onions- chopped
  • 1/2 cup of onion paste
  • 2 nos of tomatoes- chopped
  • 1/2 cup of tomato puree
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder -1tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Refined oil- 3-4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Wash and soak rajma in water overnight.(add a pinch of baking soda at the time of soaking)
  • Drain and pressure cook rajma with water adding salt till they become soft. Strain the boiled rajma and keep the water separately.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion, onion paste, ginger garlic paste and fry them till becomes golden brown.
  • Now it's time to add chopped tomato, tomato puree , turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt (as requirement) and cook till the oil separates.
  • Now add boiled rajma in the masala adding garam masala. Mix them well and cook for 10 minutes on low flame (adding water which we have stored separately after straining the boiled Rajma.)
  • Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with steamed rice, chapattis of your choice

About the contributor Born and brought up in Sonapur [Kamrup (Metro), Assam] Madhusmita Kalita Pathak now lives in Bangalore, working as a web content writer and Food Blogger. Although she writes about many cuisines for different sites, particularly she specialized in authentic Assamese cuisine. As a food blogger Madhusmita KalitaPathak's immense effort to showcase Assamese Cuisine to the foodies across the globe has led to her community page & blog "Assamese Recipes with Heart & Soul". Visit her Food Blog and Community Page Click 1 2

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