March 14, 2020

Rajma Masala - Perfect healthy side dish


Rajma masala is the most popular north indian dish served with plain rice or with rotis & parathas.  This is spicy, flavourful, aromatic & nutricious signature dish made by pressure cooking the kidney beans and mixed with masala.  It taste simply out of the world :)


Ingredients :

  1. Red kidney beans - 1 cup
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Onion, chopped - 1 cup
  5. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. Tomato puree - 1 cup
  8. Potato - 2 medium sized, cubed
  9. Garam masala - 1 tsp
  10. Chilly powder to taste
  11. Kasturi methi - 1 tbsp
  12. Butter - 1 tbsp
  13. Corriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

In Tamil:



1.   Soak the red kidney beans overnight and pressure cook it in the salted water.

2.   Heat oil in the pan, add cumin seeds & chopped onions. Saute.

In English :

3.   Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, potatoes  & tomato puree.

4.   Add chilly powder, garam masala, kasturi methi & cooked kidney beans. Pressure cook the masala for one more whistle. 

5.    Finally, add butter & coriander leaves for garnishing.


Serve warm.

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