Rajma Rasmisa

Rajma or red kidney beans cooked with a flavourful onion-tomato masala. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Rajma Rasmisa
Main Ingredients Red kidney beans (rajma), Onions
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 8-10 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Rajma Rasmisa

  • 1 1/2 cups Red kidney beans (rajma) soaked overnight
  • 2 medium Onions finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3 medium Tomatoes pureed
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder


  1. Pressure cook rajma with five cups of water and salt till totally cooked and soft. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add bay leaves and onion (you can grate the onion if you wish).
  2. Add ginger and garlic and continue to sauté till the mixture turns golden. Add tomato puree, mix and continue to cook. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook till the oil leaves the masala.
  3. Add rajma along with the cooking liquour and mix. Adjust salt and add garam masala powder. Lower the heat and simmer for about fifteen to twenty minutes on low heat. Serve hot with steamed rice.