North Indian Rajma Curry

Curry made with rajma(dry red kidney beans) from scratch

North Indian Rajma Curry

Curry made with rajma(dry red kidney beans) from scratch

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Jyothi Perinchery

Published On: 12 Jul 2005

Rating: 4
28 Votes, 25 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Soak the dried kidney beans overnight (if possible the previous night).

Step 2

Clean the soaked rajma with enough water.

Step 3

Heat up a pressure cooker.

Step 4

Add rajma, salt, cloves, cardamom and sufficient water to cover the kidney beans.

Step 5

Pressure cook upto 4 - 5 whistles or until you feel the smell of cooked kidney beans.

Step 6

Remove from fire and keep aside.

Step 7

Heat oil in a deep pan.

Step 8

Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Step 9

Add red chillies and saute for a second.

Step 10

Add curry leaves and onion.

Step 11

Fry, until onions turn golden brown.

Step 12

Add chilly powder and finely chopped tomatoes, until it starts to leave the sides of the pan.

Step 13

Add the kidney beans mixture and boil for 10 mins.

Step 14

Lightly mash a few beans to make the curry thick. 14) Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. ;- Serve with chappathis or rotis.

Step 15

:- You may use canned whole peeled tomatoes instead of fresh to fasten your cooking process.

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hash

i made it with great interest.its taste like rasam.oof!it was an ultimate waste of time.

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reeba

Reeally nice recipee...thank you. I made a slight modification .. i added ginger + garlic. It was good.

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Manoj

Hi, Wanted to really appreciate you for posting a wonderful recipe like this. Me and my friends really enjoyed the taste. Thanks, Manoj

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uma menon

i dont like rajama. but for my guests i tried this recipe only very recently and came out very well. i added ginger garlic paste along with onions and also milk .And before removing from fire a dash of garam masala powder. the flavour enhanced the taste of the dish. thank you very much for the recipe.

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Deepti

Best Rajma recipe I`ve ever tried.. I do this all the time.. Me n Hubby love it!

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silvia

Very delicious and very simple, loved it! thankyou!!

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Anu

Satisfaction guaranteed!!!

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deepa

i just made it...it is tasty and i recommend it to all....

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Deepti

I make it all the time.. Awesome recipe.. Thanks..!!

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Grace

This turned out to be very good, my husband liked it a lot, thanks for this recipe, also we can reduce the number of tomatoes to 1 and add ginger-garlic paste along with Onion.

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deepthi

very tasty thankq

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Henna

I tried out this recipe with a lot of eagerness but was utterly disapointed.It was so bad and all those tomatoes made it taste like a poor cousin of rasam. Wonder all the praises are written by the author herself..ooof!

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chitra

Hello, I`ve made this curry exactly like what u said.It tastes really good and didnt take much time to prepare it. Thanks a lot.keep it up Regards, Chitra

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leela

It tastes really good, try it once.

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Manju

Very tasty dish and easy to make too.

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Jessy

Excellent receipe..good meat substitute...........

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Rekha

Really a good recipe. Keep sending these type of recipe

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luvgoodfood

Nice one this.....altho I made slight alterations, added grated ginger and garlic to the onions and during the last few mnts of cooking, also added half a cup of milk. Adding milk really does enhance the flavor and is popular with rajma curries. Try it out folks ! Thnx for this recipe !

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sindhu

Very yummy....Post more.

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samiumar

this is a easy and tasty recipe.we really liked it.thanks for this recipe.

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shaina sujithkumar

I tried this recipe ..and it turned out too good..thnx for such a good recipe

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sanju

Its really tasty... Thanks for the recipe

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Ravz

Thanks...really yummy....my husband loved it every timei served the same rajma....

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ginu

this is a good recipe.I make Rajma this way!.

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Anish Babu Pillai

This is a lovely recipe by someone who obviously take pride in her culinary excellence. Kudos to the detail and the comments that personlize such input. I actually prefer fresh beans and delight in the aroma that good spice combinations bring out. Well done, m`lady. Hats off to you. Please put in more such recipes for people like me who`ve nearly lost touch with the holy land of Bhaaratha (I hate the word India!! too british for my taste.)

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