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Rajma

This is the great lentil dish that you find in all the Punjabi dhabas( The roadside eateries). One of my personal favorites. Good with a roti or a chapati

Rating Region Style Allergy Diet
5 Punjab Vegan Milk None


Quantity Ingredient
2 ½ Cups Red Kidney Beans (or two 15 oz. cans)
15 oz. Can of tomatoes
2 Green chillies slit lenghtwise.
1 Onion, finely chopped
½ tsp Cumin powder
½ tsp Jeera powder
½ tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chilli powder
½ tsp Garam Masala
½ Cup Heavy cream (or ½ cup Yogurt)
2 tsp Oil
To taste Salt
1 bunch Cilantro
1 clove Garlic


  1. Soak kidney beans for 4-5 hours in warm water and pressure cook it with enough water to cover it (If using cans, rinse beans and boil it in water for 10 minutes)
  2. Heat oil in a pan and when hot add Cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion and fry till onions are translucent.
  3. Add turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder, canned tomatoes, cumin powder, jeera powder and cook for 4-5 minutes. Coarsely grind this mixture.
  4. Drain excess water from the cooked beans (leaving about a cup of water). Put this in a pan, add the blended mixture, salt, yogurt or cream and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  6. Serve hot with any kind of roti or chapathi or nan.