Easy Rajma Recipe


In the past few months, we all have found ways to make life simpler, isn’t it? What with uncertainties and complications abound this year, it helps finding ways to make things as simple and doable as possible. Like, making simple meals, with as little ingredients as possible; finding ways to spend more time with the family, de-cluttering our homes, and recycling and reusing to reduce expenses.

I did it all, too, and learned a lot in the process. Most of all, I learned that simple things hold the most importance in our life; that we don’t need too much to survive, just the basic stuff should suffice, and that we should to be thankful for every little thing life brings our way.

And, on that note, I am going to share with you all a very simple Rajma recipe shared by chef Ranveer Brar on YouTube.

I liked it because it doesn’t need too many ingredients, or too many complicated steps to follow. I made it a few times following this recipe and I just loved it. I am sure you will like it, too.

I made changes in the quantity of some of the ingredients, and I also edited some ingredients as per my preferences and have shared it below.




Rajma – 2 cups, soaked overnight and cooked

Tomatoes – 3, large,  finely chopped

Onions – 3, large, finely chopped

Ginger – 1 big piece

Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves

Green chilli – 1

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Salt – To taste

Coriander leaves – For garnishing




Wash and soak the rajma in plenty of water overnight.

Next morning, cook the rajma in pressure cooker ( I cooked for 15 minutes).

Easy Rajma Recipe

Finely chop the tomatoes and onions.

Easy Rajma Recipe

Finely chop garlic and ginger.

Slit the green chilli in two.

In a pan, add the ghee and let it melt. Ghee brings the perfect flavour and aroma to the Rajma, so do use it instead of oil.

Once the ghee heats, add the cumin seeds. Once they change colour, add the chopped  ginger-garlic and green chilli.

Saute it for a minute and then add chopped onion. Saute till golden brown.

Add chopped tomatoes and after sauteing it for a while, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.

Easy Rajma Recipe

Mix it all well and fry it all thoroughly, till the oil separates. It takes quite some time, but it’s all well worth the effort.

Then, mix the rajma into the gravy, mix well, and add salt. Add some water and mix it all well.

Allow it to cook and merge together beautifully.

asy Rajma Recipe

Finally, garnish with chopped coriander and switch off the gas.

Serve hot with chapati or steamed rice.

Easy Rajma Recipe


Isn’t it really simple?

I love such easy recipes: Not very complicated, they get cooked quickly, and I can rush out of the kitchen sooner!

Do try it out and let me know how it turned out.

Do remember to use ghee to cook it in 🙂

Easy Rajma Recipe




Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

10 thoughts on “Easy Rajma Recipe

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Shilpa. You know, this was one of the first things I learnt to cook when I first set up my own kitchen after relocating to Mauritius. In fact, after it became a hit with some of our Mauritian friends I used to always have this dish on the table every time we invited people over. They used to call it “haricot beans” in French. Your post brought back so many wonderful memories, Shilpa. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Esha!
      Rajma is a favourite, but I learned to make it quite late. I started with learning to cook chhole before I got married. But, because they gave me an upset tummy, I switched to Rajma. ;P


  2. Looks yum, dear Shilpa.
    I was such a huge fan of Rajma earlier but I’ve the years have reduced its consumption as it doesn’t digest too well.

    Yet nothing like Rajma Chawal and Choley Chawal na?💕

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