How to make Rajma Hara Masala -

Rajma cooked in green chutney with some masalas. The Rajma Recipe that everyone loves and adores is here! Rajma is a popular vegetarian dish. Red kidney beans are known as Rajma in Indian language and are used to make North Indian rajma masala. Do try this recipe.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Kidney beans (राजमा), Fresh coriander

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Rajma Hara Masala

Rajma Hara Masala Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Rajma Hara Masala Recipe

  • Kidney beans (rajma), boiled 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander medium bunch ½

  • Fresh mint (pudina) medium bunch ½

  • Green chillies 1-2

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind together fresh coriander, fresh mint and green chillies with some water. Add onion, garlic, ginger and grind to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add asafoetida and prepared paste, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well. Add ½ cup water, mix and bring to boil.

Step 4

Add salt and kidney beans, mix, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.Add garam masala powder, mix, cover and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with ginger juliennes.

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