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Friday, November 14, 2014

Rajma Dry Curry|How to make Rajma Curry recipe

    Kidney bean/Rajma dry curry -is a easy North Indian style curry  made with rajma,bell pepper,ginger,garlic and some masalas .Even though i make rajma gravy,chana gravy , mushroom gravy for poori ,roti.I made this dry curry very first time thought it would sound bit different than regulars.
    In this rajma curry i used pureed fresh tomatoes.No double sauted masala's,So it takes times for the raw smell of masalas dissipates and also the curry becomes dry.
      Using of kasuri methi is completely optional for this curry .But i prefer you use some for enhanced flavor.To make the curry yummier rajma has to be cooked very well(soft) so it should be soaked for at least 8 hours.Tomato puree and bell pepper makes the curry slightly sweet, If you don't like pureed tomato in the rajma curry use chopped tomato instead.If you prefer the masala to be spicy in case of using pureed tomatoes add 1/4 more chili powder .

Rajma dry curry

Preparation time:6-8 hours (soaking)+20 min (pressure cooking)
Cooking time:20 min

  • 1 cup rajma (soaked for at least 8 hours)
  • 1/2 bell pepper.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato (pureed)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • pinch of turmeric
  • few dried methi leaves/kasuri methi.
To temper:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/Cumin

Rajma curry


  • Soak Rajma for 8 hours or overnight.
Soaked rajma

  • Pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles or until its soft.
  • Chop onion very fine.
  • Puree the tomato .
  • Make ginger garlic paste .
  • Chop bell pepper as well


  • Heat  tava and add oil to it .
  • Add jeera .Let the jeera change colour.
Tempering jeera

  • Add chopped onions and saute it for sometime .
Saute onion

  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook them through.
Saute ginger garlic paste

  • Add pureed tomato .Let the juices get evaporated .
  • Add bell pepper and saute it for a minute.
Saute bell pepper

  • Add masalas chili powder,coriander powder ,turmeric and mix it well,
Add masalas except garam masala

  • Add water rajma is cooked and add required salt (make sure not to add too much of salt because ts going to be dry not gravy)
Add water and boil it for a minute

  • Add garam masala and kasuri methi and boil it until it thickens.
  • Add pressure cooked rajma .Let it get thick and coat with masalas.
Add cooked rajma

  • Rajma curry is ready .Serve it with chapathi ,roti ,etc

Rajma masala

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  1. Yum to this dish and its flavors. I try to incorporated beans in our diet too.

  2. wow dear so beautifully made rajma very nice

  3. Healthy and yummy dish,thanks for sharing

  4. Rajma curry looks delicious and healthy too..

  5. Delciious Rajma curry Sathya love it.


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