Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe (Red Kidney Beans Curry) is a much loved curry in most Indian Households and it goes very well with rice.

Punjabi Rajma Masala

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Punjabi Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Curry) is a much loved curry in most Indian Households and it goes very well with rice. 



  • 1 cup Rajma
  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3/4 cup Tomato Finely Chopped
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 3 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Amchoor Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped


  1. Wash the rajma and soak in enough water for 5-6 hours.

  2. Drain the water.

  3. Add the soaked rajma is a pressure cooker with 2 tsp of salt and 3 cups of water.

  4. Cook till rajma is soft and cooked.

  5. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and keep aside.

  6. Heat oil in a pan.

  7. When the oil is hot, add onion and fry till translucent.

  8. Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry till onion is golden brown.

  9. Add chopped tomato and tomato puree and cook for a minute.

  10. Now add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, amchoor powder and garam masala powder and fry for a few seconds.

  11. Add 1/2 cup water and cook the masala till oil separates on the side of the pan.

  12. Add the cooked rajma along with the water and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

  13. Slightly press a few rajmas with the back of a ladle.

  14. Add more water and salt if required.

  15. Garnish with Fresh Coriander.

  16. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Nutrition Facts
Punjabi Rajma Masala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 735IU15%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.