Friday, June 3, 2011

Rajma Chawal

This is another dish that I learnt from my mom. Its really simple dish to make. My mom made this dish often if she dint feel like cooking anything elaborate. But to us it would be a great dish. Even now, she asks me to make this often as it does't take much time yet a very healthy dish. Its filling also. The first time my mom made this dish, we were all so excited. I am from South India and we are used to the southern Indian style food. These dishes used to be a treat for us when mom made it. We enjoyed our meal that day and it became our favorite dish. It was my mom's favorite too ( less work  you see ;-) ) 


Red Kidney beans - 1 cup soaked overnight
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato - 2 pureed
Ginger garlic paste - 3/4 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cilantro - to garnish
Salt - to taste
Rajma Masala - 1 tbsp ( I dint have it so I used little bit of garam masala, channa masala)


Cook the kidney beans and set aside. 

In a pan heat oil and cumin seeds. When it starts to splutter add ginger garlic paste and fry for a min. 

Then add onion and fry till it becomes translucent. Add tomato puree, masala powder salt and let it cook in medium heat untill the tomato puree cooks well. 

Add water to get to desired consistency. When the raw smell fades, add cooked kidney beans and let it cook for another ten min so that they get soaked well in the gravy. 

Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with Jeera rice, Basmati Rice or just plain white rice. 


  1. Dear Kalyani
    Very nice recipe. I am yet to develop a taste for rajma, but I cook it when I have friends who like rajma. I want to try your recipe, I appreciate that you have used your own spice and not the Rajma masala available in the market.
    Have a great weekend

  2. my favourate looking tempting

  3. What a lovely combo... it is just awesome and very soul filling dish..:)

  4. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

  5. Simple yet tasty dish dear!!!

  6. wow...very appetizing n delectable recipe..:P

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

  7. Nutritious and filling rajma chawal..

  8. Yummy rajma curry love it any day.

  9. Love this anytime...looks delicious..

  10. Rajwa chawal looks so inviting and wonderful !! love to have with rotis !!

  11. looks so delicious and very healthy too .....

  12. never tried rajma ... but tasted it .. will try this version ...... looks delicious ........

  13. The ultimate comfort food! Love it anytime ~ any day :)
    US Masala

  14. So yummy all time favorite

  15. looks yummy..happy to follow your blog

    Sowmi's kitchen


Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. Your comments are my biggest source of encouragement. Have a wonderful day!! :-)


Related Posts with Thumbnails