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Rajmah (A preparation of Kidney Beans in gravy form )

Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Vegetarian Serving: 6-8


  • Red Kidney beans ( Rajmah) 2 cups (360 g.)
  • Baking soda tsp (adjustable)
  • Onions roughly chopped 3 cups (500 g ) onions  ]
  • Ginger chopped 1 tbsp           ]
  • Garlic cloves peeled 8               ]  ground to a paste.
  • Garam Masala, powdered 2 tsp ]
  • Bay leaf (tej patta) 1 ]
  • Cumin (jeera) seeds, roasted 1 tbsp ]
  • Tomatoes, finely chopped 2 cups (500g)
  • Salt to taste or 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric (haldi) powder tsp
  • Coriander (Dhanis) seeds powdered 2 tbsp
  • Chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Oil cup (120 g)
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


  • Pick and wash the Rajmah, and soak them in water, about 2" above. Add the soda and let soak for 4-6 hours or over night.
  • Cook the beans tender, in the same water. (If using a pressure cooker, simmer for about 15 mins.after the pressure starts to make a sound).

  • When cooked, strain and keep the liquid and the beans, separate.

  • Grind to a paste the onions, ginger, garlic, garam masala, bay leaf and cumin to a paste.

  • Heat the oil, in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and add the onion paste and stir-fry till onions are well fried, and the fat begins to separate.

  • Add the chopped tomatoes and stir fry, till the mixture is once again well fried (fat separates) and add the salt, turmeric, coriander powder and red pepper and turn around a few times, till well mixed.

  • Add the beans and green chillies and turn around a few times over high heat, till lightly fried.

  • Measure the liquid, make it upto 4 cups with water and add to the beans and bring to a boil and then simmer, till the gravy is well blended and not watery (approx.10 mins.)

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