Rajma Chawal


Rajma chawal is a simple yet delicious meal. Rajma is rich and iron and protein when it is combined with rice it is a great source of carbohydrates. So it makes a wholesome meal. It is great meal for kids lunch box too as it one of the favorite dish among the kids.



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

How to make rajma chawal:

Method for making Rajma:
  • Take a pan, add 3 cups of water along with soaked kidney beans and a pinch of salt. Cook for 20 to 30 minute till the beans is soft and tender.
  • Take a small bowl add all the spices, chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix all the spices well.

  • Take a kadai, heat oil in it. Add the chopped onions; cook for 7-8 minute until onions turns golden brown in color.
  • Add the garlic and green chili, cook for a minute.
    Then add ginger and tomatoes and the spice mixture from the bowl.
  • Cook for 7-8 minute till the mixture leaves oil.
  • Add the cooked rajma along with butter and one cup of water.
  • Let it cook for 30 minutes on the low flame.(if the rajma is cooked for more time it becomes more tastier as all the spices gets into it).
  • Take it out in a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with plain rice.

Method for making rice
  • Wash the rice properly and keep aside.
  • Take a pan, add water to it. Let it boil.
  • When water starts to boil, add rice and salt. Cook for 15 minute and then reduce the heat let it cook till the rice in completely soft but not mushy.
  • Switch off the heat and drain the starch water by pouring the rice and water over colander.

Transfer the rice in a bowL.


yummy rajma rice is ready

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