How to Make Punjabi Rajma Rice | Rajma Rice Recipe

How to Make Punjabi Rajma

Rajma Recipe


Rajma masala is a popular north Indian sabzi recipe. It is made from red kidney beans or rajma cooked in thick spice gravy. Rajma chaval is a much popular north Indian dish. It tastes just awesome and pretty easy and simple recipe.

Enjoy this very special ‘Panjabi Rajma Chaval’ recipe, cooked in a very traditional Punjabi style with lots of love.


Preparation Time: 20 minutes + soaking time
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 4

Panjabi Rajma Ingredients:-For Rajma

2 cups Rajma, soaked overnight
Salt to taste
Water to boil

For Panjabi Rajma Masala:-

1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp ginger garlic, coarsely ground
3 large onions, chopped/ grated
Salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
3 large tomatoes, paste
For Garnish:-
Coriander sprig
Ginger julienne

Panjabi Rajma Process:-
●Add a pinch of salt to the overnight soaked rajma, add water and required, and boil them in
a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
● Meanwhile prepare the masala, heat ghee in a pan.
● Add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. Add coarsely ground ginger garlic and saute till
● Add onions and saute till they turn brown. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder,
coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well.
● Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add tomatoes, mix well and saute till they start leaving their oil.
● Meanwhile, drain the rajma and reserve the water.
● Add the boiled rajma to the prepared masala and saute for 3-4 minutes.
● Add the reserved water as required, mix well and simmer on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.
● Garnish with ginger julienne and coriander sprig.
● Serve hot with rice.