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Rajma Tadka



Rajma Tadka is a popular North Indian dish made with red kidney beans cooked in a spicy tomato-based gravy. It is usually served with steamed rice or roti. The dish is made by boiling the kidney beans until they are soft and then cooking them in a spicy gravy made with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and a variety of spices. The dish is then tempered with ghee and garlic, hence the name Rajma Tadka.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

1 cup

Onion, finely chopped


Tomato, finely chopped



1 teaspoon

Garlic paste

Cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

Coriander powder

1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

Red Chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1/2 teaspoon

Kasuri Methi

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing



Step 1:

Soak the Rajma overnight in enough water.

Step 2:

Pressure cook the Rajma with enough water and salt for about 4-5 whistles.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 6:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft and mushy.

Step 7:

Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala and mix well.

Step 8:

Add the cooked Rajma and mix well.

Step 9:

Add enough water to get the desired consistency and bring it to a boil.

Step 10:

Simmer the flame and cook for about 10 minutes.

Step 11:

Add the kasuri methi and mix well.

Step 12:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 10444 users have chowed down on Rajma Tadka a whopping 16158 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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