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Rajma Rasmisa   Recipe

A kidney bean preparation.

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Preparation Time : 8-10 hour

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Rajma Rasmisa

Main Ingredients

Red kidney beans (rajma) soaked overnight, Oil




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Red kidney beans (rajma) soaked overnight
    1 1/2 cups
  • Oil
    3 tablespoons
  • Bay leaf
    2 medium
  • Onion, chopped
    2 medium
  • Ginger, chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Garlic, chopped
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Coriander powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Tomato, chopped
    3 medium
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Cook the rajma with five cups of water under pressure till the pressure is released five times (five whistles), or completely cooked and soft.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a deep pan; add the bay leaves and onions and sauté till golden brown. Add the ginger and garlic and continue to sauté for one minute.

Step 3

Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder and sauté for a while. Add the tomatoes and salt and cook till soft and pulpy and the oil separates.

Step 4

Add the rajma with the cooking liquid and mix well. Cook over low heat for fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garam masala powder and cook for five minutes.

Step 5

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

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