Northern Indian Vegetarian Rajma Curry
Recipe type: Dinner Entree
Cuisine: Northern Indian
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Serves: 4
A famous rich, robust northern Indian kidney bean curry cooked in a spicy tomato sauce that is loved by even non-vegetarians
  • Rajma Ingredients
  • 250 g Kidney beans
  • 4 Onions
  • 4 Red Chilies
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ " Piece of Ginger
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 4 Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Pods Cardamom
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 Lemon 1
  • 2 tbsp. Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp. Coriander leaves, chopped
  1. Soak red beans overnight with a pinch of baking soda. Grind together onion, garlic, ginger, chilies to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the ground mixture until golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid it sticking to the pan.
  3. Put in the drained red beans and water, Bring to the boil and then lower heat.
  4. Add tomatoes, cinnamon and Cardamom and simmer till the beans are tender. Season with salt, Lemon juice and Garam Masala. Sprinkle coriander leaves before serving.
Recipe by Hotel Mockingbird Hill at