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Rajma Chawal Recipe

Rajma Chawal is a deliciousmain course recipe that can be made any day. It contain good quality ofcarbohydrate and protein that can suit your taste. This popular Punjabi cuisineis loved by people of all age groups. Rajma Chawal is perfect for a Sundaybrunches or on a get-together with family and friends. It is cooked by usingingredients like rajma (kidney beans) rice, onions, tomatoes and melange ofspices. So go ahead and try out this recipe and relish it with your near anddear ones.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Calories 478 kcal



  • 1 cup red kidney beans
  • 2 large onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon powdered black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 clove
  • 3 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 2 large tomato


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • salt as required
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ghee


How to make Rajma Chawal

  • Step 1 Soak rajma overnight and pressure cook till theyare softWash the rajma and allow it to soak in water overnight. Wash it again andpressure cook with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric. Once the rajma is softand squishy remove it from fire and keep it aside.
  • Step 2 Chop onion-tomato and make ginger-garlic pasteFinely chop onions and keep aside, grate the tomatoes and keep them aside. Makea paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • Step 3 Prepare the rajmaIn a deep bottomed pan, add mustard oil, when it gets heated add greencardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, clove, peppercorn. Once they becomefragrant, add onions and cook till they are golden brown. Now add the tomatoesand cook on high for 4-5 minutes. Add ginger- garlic-chilli paste, cuminpowder, coriander powder and black pepper powder. Cook till the spices becomefragrant and oil starts leaving the sides of the pan. Now add the rajma and onecup of water. Mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes. Once done, add theghee. You can garnish with coriander leaves. Your rajma is ready.
  • Step 4 Steam cook rice and serve with RajmaTo make steamed rice without using a pressure cooker, wash 1 cup rice inrunning water. Then, add them in a large and deep-bottomed pan with 4-5 cups ofwater in it. You can also add a little salt in it for taste. Once the rice issoft and double its size, strain the water. Spread the rice on a plate andallow it to air for 2-3 minutes. Once the rice is done, serve hot with preparedRajma