Simple Rajma Curry Recipe

Simple Rajma Curry
Simple Rajma Curry

Simple Rajma Curry is made in a simple way, but really tastes great. Rajma (kidney beans) are cooked in tomato based gravy and seasoned with spices. It is a quick way to make such a great North Indian dish and best to serve with roti or rice.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 200 gm Kidney beans (rajma)
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 4 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Handful cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

How to make Simple Rajma Curry:

  1. Soak the rajma overnight.
  2. Next morning, Boil them in a pressure cooker till tender and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  4. Allow the seeds to splutter and then add green chillies along with ginger-garlic paste.
  5. Saute for few seconds, now add chopped onions.
  6. Fry until onions browned.
  7. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until the gravy becomes pulpy.
  8. Add boiled rajma, salt and spices.
  9. Mix well and stir in 2 cups of water.
  10. Bring the rajma on few boils for about 6-7 minutes.
  11. Finally add good amount of chopped cilantro.
  12. Cook for 6-7 more minutes, until the gravy thickens.
  13. Serve hot with puri, roti or rice.


  1. […] Simple Rajma Curry and Rajma Masala are easy to make at home. Rajma Chawal is a wholesome meal of Punjabi Cuisine, that can be cooked in lunch or dinner. You can even pack it up for the Lunch Box of your hubby. It is a great meal for Kids School Tiffin too, because it’s a favorite combo of kids. Rajma is rich in iron and protein, and when it is combined with rice, it becomes a great source of carbohydrates. This one is a fabulous Punjabi recipe, can be cooked with some common ingredients along with a great taste. […]