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Rajma Chawal



Rajma Chawal is a popular North Indian dish consisting of red kidney beans (rajma) cooked in a spicy gravy and served with steamed rice (chawal). It is a comfort food for many Indians and is often served with a side of yogurt or pickle. The dish is usually garnished with fresh coriander leaves. It is a nutritious and delicious meal that is easy to make and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

1 cup

Basmati Rice

2 cups

Onion, chopped


Tomatoes, chopped


Green Chillies, chopped


Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the Rajma overnight in enough water.

Step 2:

Drain the water and pressure cook the Rajma with 2 cups of water for 4-5 whistles.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.

Step 4:

When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add the chopped onions and sauté till they turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies, garam masala, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.

Step 6:

Sauté for a few minutes and then add the cooked Rajma along with the water.

Step 7:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 8:

Cook for 5-7 minutes and then add the basmati rice.

Step 9:

Mix well and add 2 cups of water.

Step 10:

Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

Step 11:

Serve hot with a dollop of butter.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 60252 users have chowed down on Rajma Chawal a whopping 105416 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chandigarh, Delhi, Indore, Lucknow, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Rajma Chawal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Rajma Chawal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Rajma Chawal is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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