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Rajma is a popular Indian dish, often served with rice, hence popularly called Rajma Chawal. It's a comfort food loved by Indians across the country. Rajma is essentially a spicy red kidney bean stew cooked with onions, tomatoes and a blend of Indian spices. It is a rich source of protein and fiber and it's a filling dish that can be served for lunch or dinner.

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rajma (red kidney beans)

2 cups

chopped onions


chopped tomatoes


chopped green chillies



1 tablespoon

garlic paste


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

2 teaspoons

red chili powder

2 teaspoons

garam masala

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

- 3


4 cups

Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing



Step 1:

Soak the rajma beans overnight.

Step 2:

In a pressure cooker, add soaked rajma, water and a little salt. Cook it for approximately 20-30 minutes until rajma is soft.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and asafoetida and let it splutter.

Step 4:

Add chopped onions and cook until they turn light brown.

Step 5:

Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chillies and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6:

Add spices (turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala and salt). Mix well.

Step 7:

Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft.

Step 8:

Pour the cooked rajma into this masala mix. Add water if required for your desired consistency.

Step 9:

Boil it for 10-15 minutes and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Step 10:

Serve hot with rice or chapati.

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