Punjabi Rajma - Day 3, Blogging Marathon

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, December 26, 2011

I have started following my New year Resolution of Cooking from Loads of Cookbooks i have. This Punjabi Rajma is from Sanjeev Kapoor's Dal and Kadhi. I have made this Delicious Side-dish 3 or 4 times now, it tastes amazing!!! Serve it Hot with Roti's  or With Steaming Hot Rice, you will definitely Relish it!!!

11/2 ups Rajma/Kidney Beans
2 bay leaves
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tbsp tomato puree or 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 inch ginger
4-5 Garlic cloves
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Pressure Cook Rajma with little salt and required amount of water until soft.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaves and onions and saute till golden.  Add Ginger and garlic and saute for another minute
  • Add Tomato Puree, Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder,1/2 Cup Water and Mix well. Cook till oil separates.
  • Add Rajma along with the Cooking liquid and mix. Cook in a slow flame for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add Salt and garam masala and Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Garnish With Coriander leaves and Serve Hot with Roti's or Steamed rice.

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  1. my fav eat it any time .looking tempting

  2. I have rajma soaked and was looking out for a recipe. Thanks will make this.

  3. I love rajma. Looks good. Mum never puts bay leaf. Will try that out next time! :)
    (Edible Entertainment)

  4. Wat a healthy dish,yum yum,would love to eat with anything.

  5. very yummy n i love the soft rajma dish..

  6. delicious and my favourite.
    indu srinivasan

  7. the beans I grew up eating most...with Caribbean parents...will definitely try the Indian version!


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