Friday, June 24, 2011

Rajma Curry / Red kidney Beans Curry

The most simple things in life are the ones that give us immense comfort. A classic example of that is the rajma curry. Rajma curry needs no intro as it is popular, comfort food in the northern part of India. It is surprising that I have never seen it on any Indian restraunt menus here in the US!
One can use the dry red kidney beans, soak them overnight and pressure cookit or take a short cut like I did and used canned ones.
Fridays can be crazy at my clinic and i wanted to come for an easy yet comforting dinner. I prepared it the night befor and refrigerated rajma curry. The kidney beans get infused with all the spices and tasted Hm.. hm... Slurp!

Get Ready:

  • 2 cans red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup Tomato puree  ( from 3 medium roma toms)
  • 1 medium sized onion sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  •  salt to taste
  •  3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil and saute the onions till they are browned. Grind them into a puree.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil and crackle cumin seeds.
  • Add the onion puree and saute till oil separates.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till fragrant.
  • Add the cumin, coriander and red chilli powder and saute till the raw smell disappears, for few mins.
  • Add the tomato puree and cook stirring in between till the oil separates from the sides. It splashes out a bit, so cover for few mins, open and stir.
  • Add the rajma/ red kidney beans, 3/4 cup water, salt to taste. Let it come to a boil and simmer for 5-7 mins.
  • Garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with rice/ rotis or parathas!


  1. My fav curry, looks great dear, superb recipe..

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  2. Delicious curry!!! Love it with ghee rice for a sunday lunch :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Delicious and superb it

  4. Nutritious and fabulous curry, wonderful platter..

  5. Yum, love rajma in any shape or form :)


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