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Rajma Kidney Bean Recipe

Punjabi Rajma (Kidney Bean) Recipe

Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Punjabi Rajma Masala is one the  favourite staple diet in many north Indian household.

Here is the recipe for Punjabi Rajma Masala


Rajma (kidney) Beans soaked overnight 1 cup
3-4 Tomatoes or tomato Puree
3 tablespoons of oil or ghee
Onions finely chopped 2 medium
Ginger-garlic paste
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Tumeric powder
Coriander powder (Dhania powder) 2 teaspoons
Jeera powder (Cumin) 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
For Garnishing Fresh coriander leaves chopped
Vegetable Stock
Maggie Cube for additional taste

Method of Preparation

Preparing the Rajma (Kidney Beans)

  • Soak the kidney beans (Rajma) over night.
  • Then Drain the beans and put in a pressure cooker. Add water and cook for 1-2 whistles.
  • Once done then drain the water and collect the beans. Save the stock separately for further use

Preparing the Gravy

  • Add oil to a non stick saucepan.
  • Once hot then add the onions and fry till golden brown. Once done gently add the ginger garlic paste and the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the tomatoes (chopped) or tomato puree and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Finally add the kidney and the vegetable stock. You can also add the Maggi Cube (vegetable) for additional taste.
  • Now add the garam masala powder and cook with the lid on for 5-6 minutes.
  • You can now garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Your rajma gravy is now ready. This can be eaten either with rotis or rice.

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