Punjabi Rajma Masala

Hi friends,how are you all ? Today’s Recipe is ‘punjabi rajma masala’ . Rajma is the most common and popular dish of India. It is a kidney beans which is cooked in a curry.

It is a tradition to cook rajma and chawal on Sunday in punjabi family. I still remember during my childhood my friend bring rajma chawal in her lunch box and how much I love to eat it.

Rajma chawal itself is enough to satisfy anyone hungry. We don’t need anything else with them. It is one of my favorite dish .

So let’s start the recipe rajma.


  • Rajma (kidney beans)
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 3 Tomatoes paste
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1/2tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • Oil
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1tsp coriander powder
  • Salt as per your taste

Method of making punjabi rajma masala

  • First soak the rajma for about 4-5 hrs before cooking or overnight in enough water.
  • Now boil the rajma in pressure cooker with 1 bay leaf , 3-4 cloves and some salt. Pressure cook them around 5-6 whistle.
punjabi rajma masala
  • After boiling the rajma start making its curry and for that heat some oil in the pan.
  • Put some cumin seeds, pinch of hing and chopped onions start stirring them.
  • After sometime add ginger garlic paste into it and cook it.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder coriander powder, amchur powder and tomato paste and start stirring it.
punjabi rajma masala
  • After it get cooked add the boiled rajma and mix it properly.
punjabi rajma masala
  • Now add some water and salt in it .
punjabi rajma masala
  • Cook it until its curry gets thick.
  • Your rajma masala is ready to serve.
punjabi rajma masala

Points to remember

  • While adding salt to the curry remember it is already used in boiling process. So be careful while adding salt.
  • Do not forget to soak the rajma.
  • You can also use onion paste while making this recipe.

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