Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rajma Chawal!!!

The spirit of Punjabism reflects in this food. You go anywhere towards Punjab, Delhi, you get this almost in every dhabha or a restaurant. served wid tangy onions and pickle, it is the most sought after dish.


For the Rajma:
3 katori Rajma
3 medium-sized onion
3 medium-sized tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp oil (refined)
2 green chillies
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp Cumin (jeera)
2 red chillies
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
Salt to taste

For the Rice:
1 cup Basmati Rice
2 cups of water
1 tbsp ghee
1tbsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste

For the Rajma:
  • Soak the rajma for about an hour.
  • Pressure cook rajma wid water and salt.
  • Make a paste of the onion along with green chillies.
  • Take a pan, heat in the oil , add in the jeera and red chillies, add in the onion paste.
  • Saute it add in the ginger garlic paste.
  • Mix them all well, saute for next 15 minutes.
  • Now add in the tomato paste.
  • Add in the turmeric powder + garam masla + red chilly powder + coriander powder + cumin powder.
  • Mix them all well and Cook for another 20 minutes.
  • When the gravy is ready add in the milk in it.
  • Cook for a while.
  • Now put in the gravy in the boiled rajma.
  • Let it simmer for 10 mintes on medium heat.
  • Add in the coriander leaves in it for a nice fragrance.
  • Rajma Chawal
  • Serve hot with jeera rice..
For the Rice:
  • Soak the rice for 1 hour in water
  • Now take a kadahi, add in the ghee.
  • Now add in the jeera. fry till it gets brown.
  • Add in the 2 cups of water.
  • Now remove the rice from the water
  • When the water starts boiling, add in the rice.
  • Cover the lid and let the rice cook on medium heat.
  • Serve hot with Rajma and Pickle and some Onions.


  1. dear neha.....how much is 3 katori rajma as specified in your recipe in grams

  2. approximately 500gms... i made them in large quantity u can increase or decrease depending on the number of people u r cooking for....