Rajma Masala Recipe
Rajma Masala is the dish loved by everyone on special occasions all over in India. I get the special request from my Son almost every week and we have it in our home. Rajma is a popular North Indian dish. There are two types of Rajma’s available in the market, A dark colour Rajma and light colour Rajma, I love to make light colour Rajma, you might be thinking why? I do not have any answer for this, you can try any one of them with the same recipe as detailed below.
Preparation time 10 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins
Serve person- 4
|1||Soaked rajma /kidney beans||2 Cups|
|2||Chopped onion puree||2 Pieces|
|3||Chopped tomato puree||2 Pieces|
|4||Ginger paste||½ Tablespoon|
|5||Garlic paste||½ Tablespoon|
|6||Jeera /cumin seeds||1 Tablespoon|
|7||Coriander powder||1 Tablespoon|
|8||Red chilli powder||½ Tablespoon|
|9||Salt to taste|
|10||Garam masala||1 Tablespoon|
|11||Chopped green coriander||To garnish|
Step 1 – Soak Rajma for 6-8 hours.
Step 2 – Once Soaked, Drain Rajma beans and wash in fresh water to put into a pressure cooker for boiling.
Step 3 – Add 5 cups of water and salt to boil in the pressure cooker for 15 mins (8- 10 Pressure Cooker Whistles).
Note : If you have not soaked Rajma and still want to prepare, you can just put Rajma in Pressure cooker with water and 1/2 spoon baking soda to boil them – Put them on a medium flame for 20 mins (8- 10 Pressure Cooker Whistles).
Step 4 – Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds until crackles and turns glossy.
Step 5 – Add Onion and sauté until turns light brown.
Step 6 – Add Ginger – Garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes. Add coriander powder, Red chilli powder and mix well.
Step 4 – Now add Tomato puree and mix again. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
Step 5 – Then add rajma beans and mix well. Add 1 cup water and salt and stir to mix.
Step 6 – Mash the beans a bit and stir again. Add garam masala powder and mix and cook for 5-7 minutes.