Rajma Chawal (Kidney Bean and Rice) Recipe

Rajma Chawal

Learn how to make Rajma Chawal Recipe at home easily here
Rajma Chawal is a delicious indian food made with kidney beans and eaten with rice, it makes a wholesome meal as its packed with iron protein and carbohydrates.


Ingredients for Rajma :
1 cup red kidney beans (soaked overnight)
2 onions (finely chopped)
6 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 tbsp. ginger (grated)
2 green chilies (finely chopped)
2 tomatoes (grated)
1 tbsp. coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1 tsp. red chili powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. garam masala
Salt to taste
1 tsp. butter
1 tbsp. oil

Ingredients for rice
1 cup rice
3-4 cups of water
1 tsp. salt

Making Rajma Chawal:

Method for making Rajma:

  • Place a pan, add 3 cups of water add soaked kidney beans and a pinch of salt. Cook for 20 to 30 minute till the beans get soft and tender.
  • Get a small bowl add all the spices, chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and pepper. Combine and mix all the spices nicely.
  • Take a pan, heat oil in it. Add the cut onions; cook for 7 to 8 minutes until onions become golden brown in color.
  • Add the garlic and green chili, cook for about a minute.
  • After that add ginger and tomatoes and the spice mixture we made previously from the bowl. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes till the mixture separates from oil.
  • Now pour the cooked rajma and butter with one cup of water. Let this cook for 30 minutes on the low heat. If possible cook it for more time
  • Remove it out in a bowl and decorate it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice.

Method for making rice

  • Rinse the rice properly and keep aside.
  • Take a pan, add water to it and let it boil.
  • When water begins to boil, add rice and salt. Cook for 15 minute and then ease the heat let it cook till the rice in totally soft but not mushy.
  • Turn off the heat and drain the excess water by pouring the rice and water over strainer.
  • Transfer the rice in a bowl.
  • Serve hot.

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