Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rajma Masala

North India is famous for its Rajma / Channa masalas. Heres my version of the same dish.. sure my fellow blogger friends have their versions too.
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Rajma - 1 cup
Onion - 2 no
Tomatoes - 2 no
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Jeera-Dhania Powder - 1&1/2 tsp
Chillie powder - 1 tsp
Salt - Acc to taste
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp


1. Soak Rajma overnight & pressure cook for 2 whistles & set aside.

2. Grind together- onion, ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes to a fine paste.

3. In a pan add oil & fry this paste till slightly brown & raw smell of onion goes off. Then add chillie powder & jeera-dhania powder & fry well. Add little water if necessary.

4. Then add the cooked Rajma & salt & bring to a good boil. Add Garam masala & cilantro & serve hot.

You can add in a boiled potato to the gravy.. goes well & gives quantity too.


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, this one looks very good... and sounds quite simple too!! thanx so much.

amna said...

i make it exactly same way. check it out here :)

Raks said...

I have rajma with me in stock...And I think I should make this as I didn't know the recipe for rajma masala b4...thanx for the recipe

EC said...

Nice recipe of rajma...looks yummy,thanks for sharing

Sia said...

rajma chawal is my fav combination. i love the process of slow cooking when making rajma.

Anu said...

Hi Seema,
I had a Sindhi friend in college who used to bring the yummiest Rajma-Chawal. Your recipe brought back those memories :-)) Will try it out and see if i can make it as good.

Swaroopa said...

cool recipe!! nvr tried it. will try urs this time.

Bindiya said...

This is my hubby's favorite and a regular in my house too, looks good!

Asha said...

YUM!! I love it with parathas!:)

Kribha said...

Simple and good. I make it the same way too. Looks delicious and yummy.

Laavanya said...

Seema.. love rajma.. good idea abt adding potatoes. I make it similary and add some kothamalli when sauteeing the onions and some g. chillies too just for flavor.
Looks so creamy and good.

remya said...

i make rajma almost the same way...gud combo wid chappati...urs looks yumm

Seema said...

Ramya- Thanks!

Nags- Saw your rajma link, nice one!

Rak's- Try it out.. hope u enjoy it!

Easycrafts- Yes, simple & easy!

Sia- Rajma Chawal - lovely combo. We used to get this in our school cafeteria.. Yummy!!

Anu- You sure can do it.

Swaroopa- Do give it a try sometime.

Bindiya- Glad you all like it.

Asha- Parathas & sabji anytime right?


Laavanya- Never tried adding kothamali while grinding, i add after the curry is ready, finely chopped, but yesterday was out of Kothamalli. G.chillies i used to add, but stopped & just add chillie powder only.

Remya- Thanks!

Richa said...

rajma-chawal, my ever fav wknd combo :) looks yum!

Rajitha said...

yummy! all i need is some jeera rice to go with it :)