VegetarianVegetarian CurriesNorth Indian Rajma Curry by JyothiPerinchery July 12, 2005 written by JyothiPerinchery July 12, 2005 Curry made with rajma(dry red kidney beans) from scratch Print Recipe Votes: 25 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Cuisine North Indian Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsDried rajma(around 1 cup, Red kidney beans) - 150 gmCloves(whole, Grambu) - 3 nosBay leaf(Vazhana/Karuga ela) - 3 nosCardamom(whole, Elakka) - 3 nosSalt(As reqd) -Red chilly powder - 1 tspOnion(sliced) - 1 noTomato(finely chopped) - 3 nosCurry leaves - 1 sprigRed chillies(whole, Kollamulaku) - 3 nosCumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1 tspMustard seeds - 1 tspVeg oil - 4 tbsp Cuisine North Indian Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsDried rajma(around 1 cup, Red kidney beans) - 150 gmCloves(whole, Grambu) - 3 nosBay leaf(Vazhana/Karuga ela) - 3 nosCardamom(whole, Elakka) - 3 nosSalt(As reqd) -Red chilly powder - 1 tspOnion(sliced) - 1 noTomato(finely chopped) - 3 nosCurry leaves - 1 sprigRed chillies(whole, Kollamulaku) - 3 nosCumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1 tspMustard seeds - 1 tspVeg oil - 4 tbsp Votes: 25 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions Soak the dried kidney beans overnight (if possible the previous night). Clean the soaked rajma with enough water. Heat up a pressure cooker. Add rajma, salt, cloves, cardamom and sufficient water to cover the kidney beans. Pressure cook upto 4 - 5 whistles or until you feel the smell of cooked kidney beans. Remove from fire and keep aside. Heat oil in a deep pan. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add red chillies and saute for a second. Add curry leaves and onion. Fry, until onions turn golden brown. Add chilly powder and finely chopped tomatoes, until it starts to leave the sides of the pan. Add the kidney beans mixture and boil for 10 mins. Lightly mash a few beans to make the curry thick. 14) Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. ;- Serve with chappathis or rotis. :- You may use canned whole peeled tomatoes instead of fresh to fasten your cooking process. Share this Recipe DinnerEasyLunchNorthIndianSidedishSpicy 25 comments 0FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail JyothiPerincheryRelated Posts Mushroom Fry Kerala Sambar Easy Mushroom Masala Easy Kerala Appam – Traditional Green Peas Curry – Kerala Style Kadala Curry Kerala Style25 comments Anu April 13, 2007 - 12:00 amSatisfaction guaranteed!!! Reply Jessy April 12, 2006 - 12:00 amExcellent receipe..good meat substitute……….. Reply Rekha April 12, 2006 - 12:00 amReally a good recipe. Keep sending these type of recipe Reply Manju May 6, 2006 - 12:00 amVery tasty dish and easy to make too. Reply leela May 16, 2006 - 12:00 amIt tastes really good, try it once. Reply silvia May 2, 2007 - 12:00 amVery delicious and very simple, loved it! thankyou!! Reply hash October 13, 2008 - 12:00 ami made it with great interest.its taste like rasam.oof!it was an ultimate waste of time. Reply Henna October 26, 2006 - 12:00 am 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! Reply uma menon October 18, 2007 - 12:00 ami 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. Reply Grace December 21, 2006 - 12:00 amThis 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. Reply luvgoodfood March 23, 2006 - 12:00 amNice 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 ! Reply chitra May 22, 2006 - 12:00 amHello, 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 Reply deepa March 23, 2007 - 12:00 ami just made it…it is tasty and i recommend it to all…. Reply Deepti June 6, 2007 - 12:00 amI make it all the time.. Awesome recipe.. Thanks..!! Reply deepthi November 7, 2006 - 12:00 amvery tasty thankq Reply Anish Babu Pillai July 18, 2005 - 12:00 amThis 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.) Reply shaina sujithkumar January 18, 2006 - 12:00 amI tried this recipe ..and it turned out too good..thnx for such a good recipe Reply Ravz January 7, 2006 - 12:00 amThanks…really yummy….my husband loved it every timei served the same rajma…. Reply sanju January 11, 2006 - 12:00 amIts really tasty… Thanks for the recipe Reply samiumar January 26, 2006 - 12:00 amthis is a easy and tasty recipe.we really liked it.thanks for this recipe. Reply sindhu February 1, 2006 - 12:00 amVery yummy….Post more. Reply ginu December 2, 2005 - 12:00 amthis is a good recipe.I make Rajma this way!. Reply Deepti June 6, 2007 - 12:00 amBest Rajma recipe I`ve ever tried.. I do this all the time.. Me n Hubby love it! Reply Manoj June 19, 2008 - 12:00 amHi,Wanted to really appreciate you for posting a wonderful recipe like this. Me and my friends really enjoyed the taste.Thanks, Manoj Reply reeba July 4, 2008 - 12:00 amReeally nice recipee…thank you. I made a slight modification .. i added ginger + garlic. It was good. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyRemember my details in this browser for the next time to post comment.