Rajma Rasmisa#SundayFunday

This is a vegetarian mughlai dish in which red kidney beans are cooked to perfection flavored with aromatic spices. The combination of this delicious curry with steamed rice is one of the most favorite food of North India.

Serves 2 to 3

1 Cup Red Kidney Beans/Rajma Beans
Salt to taste
2 Teaspoons Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Large Onion - finely sliced
2 Medium Tomatoes - blended
2 Green Chilies - chopped
1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder - or to your spice level
½ Teaspoon Heaped Cumin powder
¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
2 Tablespoons Oil
½ Teaspoon Cumin seeds

Clean & wash the red kidney beans & soak over night or for at least 4 -6 hours. Drain the water, wash them in clean water and pressure cook them in water 2 inches above the rajma, till they are soft & tender. On high flame for one whistle then reduce it to low flame and cook for 15 minutes. Switch off the flame let the cooker cool. Open and drain all the stock.
Heat oil in a kadai/ wok add cumin seeds, when they crackle add the sliced onion, sauté it till they turn light golden. Then add ginger & garlic paste sauté for a minute, the boiled red kidney beans, sauté for 2 minutes. add the blended tomato fry till oil surfaces. Then add the spices, coriander, cumin, red chilly and black pepper power, salt to taste, mix well , add the reserved stock from the beans, let it come to boil. Cover and cook for 5 - 6 minutes giving it a stir after every 2 minutes. Then add the green chillies and little coriander leaves mix well and cover with a lid and let is simmer for 2 minutes.  
It's done, serve hot garnish with coriander leaves, sliced tomato and lime slices. Enjoy with  chapattis or steamed rice. 
Labels: Rajma Beans, Pressure Cooker, Red Kidney Beans, Sunday Funday, Vegetarian Curry, Vegan, Gluten free, Indian
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Yeah North Indians love rajma, somehow I do not :D. Rajma Rasmisa looks very rich and creamy. I Like to enjoy it with rice.

  2. This sounds easy and delicious. I have all of the ingredients too!