Friday, November 18, 2011

Rajma Masala / Rajma curry | Sidedish for rice and rotis

Rajma is mittus favourite I make sure to stock it up in my pantry. This time I used a variety called jamun rajma - as the name says it all, the texture was like jamun very soft and creamy and it cooks faster than the normal variety. This curry I had bookmarked long back from Mahimas space, tried it and loved hte aroma of the gravy.
Rajma Masala Recipe


Rajma Masala Recipe - Ingredients
Recipe Reference : Indianvegetariankitchen
Serves 2
  • Red kidney beans(Soaked overnight) - 1 cup
  • Yogurt - 3 tbsp
  • Lime juice - from 1/2 lime
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Salt - as required
To temper :
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1/2 chopped finely
To grind to a fine paste:
  • Onion - 1/2 chopped roughly
  • Tomatoes - 2 to 3 small chopped roughly
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic pods - 3
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch stick
  • Cloves - 3
  • Star anise - 1(crushed)
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Rajma Masala Recipe
Method:
  1. Pressure cook red kidney beans with enough water until soft.
  2. Grind all the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a fine paste without adding water.Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera allow it to crackle then add onions. Once onions turn slightly browned, add the ground paste. Add little water(say 1/4 cup) and bring it to gravy consistency.
  4. When the mixture starts boiling, simmer and let it cook on very low flame till oil starts to seperate - it may take around 15 - 20 mins.Add required salt.
  5. Add cooked kidney beans and yogurt, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Squeeze lime juice on the gravy just before serving. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot rotisor rice.
Rajma Masala Recipe
My Notes:
  • Simmering the gravy for more time gives a nice taste.
  • You can use the same method for making any lentil based curry.
  • I simmered for more time and the gravy was thick, you can take it a bit runny too depends on how you like/want it to be :)
Rajma Masala Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

44 comments:

  1. My kids love rajma too! Love the dish for its taste as well as being an easy one to cook when you have no veggies on hand. Looks delicious Sharmilee!

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  2. Rajma curry looks so spicy and tasty also. Very healthy side dish for dinner.

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  3. I love rajma and this curry looks super yumm.

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  4. This is my fav curry...looking so healthy and delicious!!

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  5. Nice pics .. Jamun rajma is new to me, have heard of only Kashmiri Rajma

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  6. Rajma n chawal is d most adorable combo at home..looks yumm

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  7. Looks perfect Sharmi.....lovely curry!

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  8. i can never make a decent rajma curry...i always end up making a mess of it :(

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  9. Rajma chawal is my favourite but my DH is not fond of it, so I always end up with loads of leftover rajma curry which I freeze and use up later for me. Your curry looks wonderful.

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  10. The curry looks so creeamy and wonderful. I loved the leaf shaped bowl :)

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  11. curry looks delicious...amazing clicks...love it

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  12. Wat an inviting masala to enjoy without any hesitation with rotis,delicious..

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  13. superb recipe n nice clicks.......fabulous bowl

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  14. I make the same way but never used curd. Looks delicious and I am going to make it today.

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  15. You know, I've heard pressure cooking kidney beans along with a teabag gives it a nice dark color. But your Rajma Curry looks good even without doing that!

    Spusht.blogspot.com

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  16. Mouthwatering... looks to good to resist.. all I need is Rotis :)

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  17. Healthy and irresistible curry..perfect with rotis..

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  18. My fav one and nice combo with rice.. looks scrumptious.

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  19. I am the lone person to love rajma. The click is beautiful!

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  20. delicious rajma masala, my favourite..

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  21. rajma chawal the perfect comfort food and yours is simply irresistible .loved it

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  22. That sounds like a great variety of rajma. I hate rajma when it is not cooked well

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  23. I never was a fan of rajma till very recently where ive gotten to a point that I dont mind eating it :D My husband loves Rajma, so end up making it all the time. Maybe its just the way I cook it, that I dont like, I should try your recipe too to see if it piques my interest :)

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  24. Healthy Rajma curry.I too prepared a week back and was awesome.

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  25. Delicious Rajma curry,looks very yummy and healthy.

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  26. One of my favorites too. We have Rajma masala often at home :)

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  27. Yummyyyy!!!! The gravy is rich, wonderfully spiced...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  28. Wow.. awesome and delicious recipe.. looks perfect. thanks for the recipe :)

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  29. Hi Sharmi,

    Jamun Rajma Masala really looks great.. The bowl in which you served it is gorgeous where did you buy it?

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  30. @Sowmya : I got the bowl in a exhibition here :)

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  31. Hey Sharmi,
    A big thank you to you for providing us with so wonderful receipes. Looking at yr blog I'm so tempted to start a blog of my own....... I have been trying yr receipes recently and everything is receiving applauds from my family. Today I did Rajma curry usually my hubby is not a big fan of this lentil but followed yr method and it came out so well, he has been praising it tastes like chicken masala....... Just coul'nt stop myself in appreciating yr efforts. Maybe in near future I will join you guys on blogger list.
    You keep going recommending yr site to all my friends and family members.
    Hey sorry for a big post...............

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  32. @Mamatha : I am so glad reading your comment..Comments like these keeps me going. No worries I love reading long comments, so keep them coming :) So happy that you like the recipes posted here...do try and write ur feedback :)

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  33. hi sharmi, i tried this out yesterday and it came out fab! i used the readymade rajma masala instead of the colves etc masala (as it had all the masalas you had mentioned), put extra coriander and chilli powder, other than that followed your method. loved it!! thanks for the recipe.

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  34. Awesome recipe..yet veryvery simple to make..I made did this today n came out very well..my husband liked it very much too..thanks for making cooking easier for lazy bug like me :)

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  35. Hi Sharmi!

    I was just wondering, what kind of grinder do you use to mix all the vegetables and spices into a fine paste?

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    1. I just use the small blender which comes as attachment for the mixer

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