Love Rajma chawara anytime, this is the way mamma cooked it and now I cook it. The ground masala is versatile and anything can be added, chickpeas, any assortment of vegetables taste great too. We have also tried this masala with chicken and its lovely.

1 cup Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)
handful curry leaves
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
a pinch turmeric
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish
lime juice as per taste

The Masala
To be ground to a paste
1 onion, chopped and fried till golden brown
1 onion, chopped
1 large tomato
1/4 cup curds/yogurt
4 garlic pods
1 inch ginger
2 green chilies
2 tbsp fresh coconut, grated
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves
few mint leaves
5 whole black pepper corns
2 green cardamom
1 inch Cinnamon sticks
2 cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Soak rajma in about 4 cups of water overnight, or 12 hours.
  2. Discard the water and cook them in a pressure cook, till tender. (Add salt along with the water while boiling the rajma).
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai, add the curry leaves, coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Cook for 1 minute on low.
  4. Add the ground paste and cook on medium till the oil separates.
  5. Add the cooked rajma along with the water and give it a boil.
  6. Add water as per the consistency required.
  7. Add garam masala powder, simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Check seasoning. Add lime juice. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Serve hot with cooked plain rice.

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Unknown said...

will try the masala recipe sometime..The rajma rice looks great medhaa..

Mythreyee said...

Looks so scrumptious Medha. Love it.

delhibelle said...

Fried onions, coconut and yoghurt, yumm:P
This masala sure sounds good!
Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe:)

Rachel said...

We make it in a similar way.but without the coconut.....i guess coconut makes it creamier????

notyet100 said...

ur version looks so different will sure try nex tiem,.thanks fro sharin

Sunshinemom said...

I love this combo too! I have not tried adding coconut to the masala which is otherwise almost the same..will try it! Looks good!

Anonymous said...

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Cham said...

Looks good with rice, i won't add coconut, should try it :)

Indranee Batabyal said...

Thanks Medhaa! This recipe is quite new and exciting. Looks quite healthy.

EC said...

Nice recipe...looks yummy

Illatharasi said...

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You have a good collection of recipes, added your blog to my blogroll:)

Sia said...

very interesting recipe medha... one question. handful of curry leaves??? won't it be little more for any recipe?

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ST said...

Rajma Chawal Looks so inviting Medhaa........

Bhawana said...

will take a spoon and will start eating now. Its my favourite dear.

@the_whisk_affair said...

rajma dish looks pretty and delicious...i have never made anything with these beans, but this sure makes me want to... :-)

Anonymous said...

i like this recipe .....thanks

vidhas said...

yummy rajma recipe. will try and let u know

swe said...

different masala ingredients..........will definitely try it 

Unknown said...

Loved it! :)

Unknown said...

Loved it :)

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