Rajama Masala

Being a vegetarian it always narrows down our choices as to where we can get our proteins from, and this is for sure one of the dishes that do the justice. You can enjoy it with Rice or Roti’s (tortilla’s) depending on your preference and the time of the day you are eating. Here is one of the simplest recipes but depending on your taste you can add the spices and make it tastier. Trust me you can experiment a lot with this recipe in terms of spices, I have tried to make it very very simple as trying to save your trip to the grocery store 🙂

  • 2 cups Rajama (Red kidney beans)
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Green chilies sliced
  • ½ tsp Ginger chopped
  • Garlic (approximately 5)
  • 2 Bay Leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Corainder powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala (you can get MDH Rajama Masala or the MDH Kitchen King masala or even used the one you have in your pantry)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Handful Corainder leaves (optional for garnishing)
  • Lemon juice (optional as well)
  • Salt To taste


  •  Soak the Rajama (kidney beans) overnight.Wash and pressure cook the Rajama and add some salt. Keep aside.
  • In skillet heat 3 tbsp oil, add green chilles, mustard seeds, ginger and garlic.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and salt. Once the onions are golden yellow add the chopped tomatoes. 
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and 1tbsp Garam masala. Mix everything well.
  • Mix in the boiled Rajama and pour some water, to it add the rest of the garam masala (1 tbsp). This is the time where you can add more spices as per your taste.
  • Let the Rajama cook for another 10 minutes on low heat. Garnish it with Corainder leaves and some Lemon juice if you like to be tangy. 
  • To make it taste more heavenly, before serving add 1tbsp Ghee/Butter. Serve it with hot plain rice or chapattis and enjoy with your loved ones 🙂


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