Rajma Masala

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Rajma Masala or Kidney Bean Curry is a lightly spiced Punjabi tomato and onion based curry prepared with kidney beans sprinkled with garam masala powder - says our inhouse Chef and judge Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji.
4.20 from 5 votes
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Prep Time8 hours
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time8 hours 25 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, Indian, North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • Kidney Beans soaked overnight-0 1 cup
  • cup Water 04
  • 1/4th cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Refined Oil
  • Onions finely chopped -01 large
  • 01 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 01 tsp Garlic Paste
  • tsp Coriander Powder 02
  • 01 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 01 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 / Garam Masala punjabi- 1 tsp.
  • For The Garnish: for the garnish
  • leaves Coriander chopped -02 tsp fresh
  • Red Chillies fried-04 nos. whole


  • Add water and salt and cook in pressure cooker till 05 whistles.
  • Drain and reserve the cooking liquor. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till light brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 02 minutes. Add coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato puree stir and. sauté for 05 minutes.
  • Add kidney beans and mix well. Add 1 cup cooking liquor and salt and stir to mix.
  • Add garam masala powder and mix and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried whole red chillies
  • Serve hot. Goes best with steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

  • Kidney beans cause flatulence  so a pinch of asafoetida may be added in the tempering.
About the Author: Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji is a Program Head – Culinary Arts Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and ITM – Institute of Hotel Management, Navi Mumbai.  
She believes that food that she cooks should touch heart and soul of the person and dedicates all her success to her Angel Mother.
Works as Speciality Chef with Percept KnoriginCinecurryChefsutra and as a Food Author with PioneerchefPinksworthTanyamunshiMangobunchPlattershareWomenplanet
Website: Chefreetuudaykugaji, Facebook: Food For Thought,  Twitter: @chefreetuudayk, Instagram: @chefreetuudaykugaji 
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