Rajma Masala

There is something truly magical about a Home-cooked Meal as it is said

“Happiness is Home Cooked”

One of my favorite home-cooked meal is Rajma masala, served with rice , Green chutney and dollops of Ghee, a heavenly meal satisfying not only hunger pangs but fit to satisfy your soul.

Let me take you to my kitchen and share with you my simple and ultimate recipe for my favorite comfort food in whole wide world, Rajma Masala

This recipe serves 2-3 


Dry ingredients-

  • Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)- 2 Cups soaked overnight
  • Tejpatta (Bay leaf)- 1
  • Cinnamon stick 1 small
  • Jeera (Cumin seeds) – 1 spoon
  • Hing (Asafoetida) – a pinch
  • Red chili Powder Half spoon
  • Amchoor (Dry Mango Powder)- 1 Spoon (If needed you can skip it and add 1 lemon juice right before serving)


  • Tomato – 2 small size
  • Onion – 1 Big or 2 Small size
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Garlic – 2-3 Cloves
  • Ginger – small
  • Dhaniya (Coriander) – for garnishing


  • Oil
  • Salt – As per taste (I added 1 spoon)


  1. Boil Rajma in a Pressure cooker with salt. Pressure cook for 20-25 Min or untill its done.
  2. Get all the vegetables and chop them up, no need of fine chopping as we will blend them later
  3. Put little oil in pan and add Jeera, bay leaf and Cinnamon stick. When Jeera starts browning and gives wonderful aroma add Ginger, garlic and green chilies in it and let them cook for a minute
  4. Then add onions and let them get little browning, then add tomatoes with a little salt and let them cook and reduce
  5. Once tomatoes and onions are cooked properly, take them off heat and let them cool
  6. Once cool, remove bay leaf and cinnamon stick from the mix and put it in a blender and blend it into a thick paste
  7. Heat little oil in the pan and add the blended paste and add chilli powder and Amchoor powder into it and let it cook a bit more. You will know it is done when it starts leaving oil from it.
  8. At this point add in Boiled Rajma and give it a mix
  9. Cover and let them boil together till the consistency is right (As in the pictures)
  10. Serve it hot with cooked rice , green chutney and dollops of Desi ghee









2 Comments Add yours

  1. foodbymama says:

    My all time favourite😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. crunchnspice says:

      Our’s all time favorite too!

      Liked by 1 person

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