Vegetarian Treasury (Part 1) – Delicious (Rajma Chawal)

Vegetarian Treasury (Part 1) – Delicious (Rajma Chawal)


Vegetarian Treasury (Part 1) – Delicious (Rajma Chawal)

Rajma Chawal is a delicious main course recipe that can be made any day. It contain good quality of carbohydrate and protein that can suit your taste. This popular Punjabi cuisine is loved by people of all age groups.

Rajma Chawal is perfect for a Sunday brunches or on a get-together with family and friends. It is cooked by using ingredients like rajma (kidney beans) rice, onions, tomatoes and melange of spices. So go ahead and try out this recipe and relish it with your near and dear ones.

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4 Servings
  • 1 cup red kidney beans
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon powdered black pepper
  • salt as required
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 clove
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 large tomato


Step 1 / 4 Soak Rajma Overnight And Pressure Cook Till They Are Soft

Wash the rajma and allow it to soak in water overnight. Wash it again and pressure cook with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric. Once the rajma is soft and squishy remove it from fire and keep it aside.

Step 2 / 4 Chop Onion-Tomato And Make Ginger-Garlic Paste

Finely chop onions and keep aside, grate the tomatoes and keep them aside. Make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.

Step 3 / 4 Prepare The Rajma

In a deep bottomed pan, add mustard oil, when it gets heated add green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, clove, peppercorn. Once they become fragrant, add onions and cook till they are golden brown. Now add the tomatoes and cook on high for 4-5 minutes. Add ginger- garlic-chilli paste, cumin powder, coriander powder and black pepper powder. Cook till the spices become fragrant and oil starts leaving the sides of the pan. Now add the rajma and one cup of water. Mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes. Once done, add the ghee. You can garnish with coriander leaves. Your rajma is ready.

Step 4 / 4 Steam Cook Rice And Serve With Rajma

To make steamed rice without using a pressure cooker, wash 1 cup rice in running water. Then, add them in a large and deep-bottomed pan with 4-5 cups of water in it. You can also add a little salt in it for taste. Once the rice is soft and double its size, strain the water. Spread the rice on a plate and allow it to air for 2-3 minutes. Once the rice is done, serve hot with prepared Rajma