Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rajma Masala Curry | Rajma ki Sabzi

Rajma Masala Curry

Rajma Sabzi is a dish made of kidney beans cooked in to a thick gravy using tomato onion paste & spices. This is a very well know dish in Punjab as rajma chawal, which can also be served along with roti or chapati.

Rajma Masala Curry
Cooking Instructions 
Prep Time - 8hrs { soak time }+15mins
Cook time - Around 1hr { cooking rama + making curry}
Serves - 3 to 4 people
1Cup rajma / kidney beans {soaked overnight}
2Cups water
1Onion grind to paste
3Tomatoes grind to paste
1Tbs garlic ginger paste
2Green chili's to paste 
1Tbs cumin coriander powder
1Tsp garam masala powder
1/2Tsp sugar
1Tbs cream {optional}
Red chili as needed
1Tbs oil
Salt to taste
Coriander to garnish
- Wash & soak rajma in water overnight.
- Pressure cook rajma with water for 3 to 4 whistles & switch off heat. Allow it to cool. 
- Heat pan with oil & add jeera to it. Once it changes it color add grind onion paste to pan.
- Allow onion paste to change it's color to light brown by stirring it.
- To same pan add ginger garlic & green chili paste. Fry them for few seconds & add coriander cumin & garma masala powder. 
- Fry them for few seconds & to the same pan add tomato paste. 
- Add salt to gravy and mix it.  Now add sugar to balance the taste.
- Adjust taste { salt & chili powder} if needed. 
- Add boiled rajma to gravy & cook it with a lid on low heat till gravy becomes thick. 
- Once the gravy is thick add cream & switch off heat. 
- Garnish with coriander & serve warm along with rice & roti.

Rajma Masala Curry
- Instead of green chili's you can use red chili powder. Add it along with masala powders if using it. 
- Every chili varies from one another in spiciness. I needed to add red chili powder to balance the spiciness in the dish along with green chili's.
- Allow gravy to cook on low heat to allow rajma absorb all the flavors. 
- There is no time frame to bring this gravy thick. It depends on what heat level your cooking it. 

Rajma Masala Curry
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  1. this looks super tempting , loved the mushy dal

  2. Very nutritious and inviting rajma masala, i can happily have it with some rice.

  3. Looks lovely..Rajma is my all time fav! Visit my space whenever :)

  4. rajma is looking awesome,... perfect color and great consistency.. Also the serving ware is so cute!!

  5. Lovely pictures really bring out the color of the gravy. Rajma used to be on my weekly menu at one point since my husband loved it so much. An all time favorite.

  6. Very beautiful pictures and rajma can never fail...

  7. Awesome Clicks and the Rajma curry is just popping out of the screen.. Sooo good.

  8. Great Authentic combo. Rajma chawal is a regular fare in Punjabi homes, right? Awesome pictures.

  9. Finger licking rajma masala.very well presented..

  10. Rajma curry always reminds me of my friend. Whenever we think of doing a potluck, this friend always volunteers to bring rajma.. :) Rajma masala looks delicious

  11. This is such a delicious rajma curry. I love it

  12. wow thats a very healthy and mouthwatering rajma masala :) tempting me !!

  13. Nice and tempting curry.Looks perfect..

  14. Awesome clicks and this happens to be one of my fav dishes from this cuisine.

  15. The comforting combo of rajma chawal looks welcoming.