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Rajma Dal

Rajma Dal
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed under running water
  2. 2 tbsp vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 2 medium-sized onions chopped fine
  5. 2"piece of ginger julienned
  6. 6 cloves of garlic minced
  7. 2 large tomatoes chopped into 1" cubes
  8. 2 fresh green chilies chopped fine
  9. 2 tsp coriander powder
  10. 1 tsp cumin powder
  11. 1 tsp garam masala
  12. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  13. salt to taste
  14. pinch of asafetida
  15. chopped coriander to garnish
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  1. Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds. When they stop sizzling, add the onion
  2. and fry till soft.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the green chilies, tomatoes, coriander, cumin, turmeric and garam masala powders and
  5. fry till the oil separates from the masala.
  6. Add the red kidney beans, 3 cups of warm water, asafetida, salt to taste and cook till beans
  7. are very soft (approximately 10 minutes).
  8. Mash some of the beans roughly (this thickens the gravy).
  9. Garnish with coriander and serve piping hot with plain boiled rice and Kachumbar salad and a
  10. pickle of your choice.
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