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Kidney beans curry recipe

Kidney beans or Rajma are very popular in India . It's a good meat substitute for vegetarians. Kidney beans are little black and red in colour and of kidney shapes . These beans have lots of vitamins and nutrients.  Kidney beans curry is a simple recipe to serve as a side dish with steamed rice or roti (Indian bread) .

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups kidney beans
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 little piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak kidney beans in enough water for 4 hours.
  2. Drain and wash under running water.
  3. In a pressure cooker take the kidney beans. Add 2-3 cups of water. In high heat cook for 2-3  whistles  .
  4. Let the cooker open itself. Drain and keep the kidney beans aside.
  5. In a pan heat 2 tbsp of mustard oil. Add chopped onions, garlic and ginger.  Fry till translucent.  Add chopped tomatoes.  Fry till oil separates.
  6. Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Mix well.
  7. Pour the kidney beans from the cooker. Mix well. Add salt. Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Add garam masala and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Add cream. Mix well.
  9. Add chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Remove from heat. Serve hot.


  1. My favourite Rajma! :) Amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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