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Monday, December 6, 2010


Rajma curry - punjabi vegetarian dish is a very tasty recipe which can be served along with roti's or chapathis and steamed rice.It is not only popular in north India ,but all over for its taste..

  • Rajma 1 cup
  • Chopped onion 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomato 1/2 cup
  • Jeera 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves and cardamoms (Adjust  the amount according to your intake of spice levels)
  • Oil 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Green chilli slits..of 2 nos.
  • Chilli powder - 1 tspn
  • Dhania powder - 1/2 Tspn
  • Garam Masala - 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric/ haldhi- 1/4 tspn
  • Salt - To taste
  •  Soak Rajma for atleast 12 hours, and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  •  Take some oil into pan then add jeera, cloves, elaichi, ginger garlic paste, onions(only fry half the amount of onions) after the oil is hot.
  • In the meanwhile grind the tomato and other half of the onions to paste.
  • After the onions are translucent add green chilli slits, curry leaves,tomato and onion paste, haldhi, chilli powder, salt, garam masala, dhania powder and saute well. 
  • We can add a cup of water to get the gravy now.
  • Finally add boiled rajma and simmer for 10 more minutes and switch off the stove.
  • You can garnish it with corriander leaves and serve it with rice/ rotis.

Method for Microwave cooking:
  •  Soak Rajma for atleast 12 hours,and boil in a microsafe bowl with 3 to 4 cups of water for 15 minutes in micro high . .Check for every 5 minutes and keep it aside..
  • Place 1 tsp oil in a micro safe bowl ,and add half of the chopped onions,and place in micro high(900 w) for 2 minutes.
  • Stir once.If you want u can keep for 30 seconds  more  in micro high.
  • Remove it outside,let it cool mix well and grind with tomatoes into a paste.
  • Now add the remaining oil in to another micro safe bowl,and micro high it for 30 seconds.
  • Next add jeera,cloves 2 nos and elaichi 2 nos,ginger garlic paste,and the remaining of chopped onion pieces  in to the oil and micro high fry for 2  minutes. Stir once in between.
  • Remove it outside and add green chilli slits,and curry leaves,tomato and onion paste and mix well,again micro in 180 w minimum temp for 2 minutes.
  • Now add  1 cup of water and let the mixture cook for 3 minutes in micro high , stir once in between.
  • Lastly add the boiled rajma mixture and mix well,micro high in 900 w for 5 minutes,cook for 2 more minutes
  • Finally add haldhi,chilli powder , salt,garam masala ,dhania powder  and micro in minimum temp for 3 to 4 minutes..Remove it outside ..Let it cool,garnish with cilantro leaves before serving..


  1. my fav rajma curry, looks so delicious and beautiful

  2. My all time fav with hot rice..yum!

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  3. yummilicious and lovely rajma curry.

  4. looks so delicious! really comforting with hot parathas.

  5. Delicious..thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. Delicious and healthy rajma curry.

  7. Yummy Rajma curry,looks lovely.

  8. mine and hubby's all time fav.Looks yummy

  9. rajma is an all time fav... looks yummy!


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