#Rajma is an Indian dish that originated from the Northern India and Nepal. It is their part of daily diet. However, it is said that it was brought to Indian Subcontinent by Mexico.

Benefits of Rajma

According to Wikipedia, 100 gram of boiled #Rajma contains 140 calories, 5.7 grams of protein, 5.9 grams of fat and 18 grams of carbohydrate. Red kidney also has got some great benefits if included in our diet.

  • Aids Diabetes treatment

Beans help regulate the sugar levels. Researchers say that beans contain slow carbohydrates which breaks the carbs and avoids sudden sugar spikes.

  • Protects the heart

Studies show that Consumption of beans lowers the level of bad cholesterol and increases the level of good cholesterol.

  • Prevents Cancer

These beans are good sources of antioxidants that fight against cancer.

  • Aids Weight Loss

Kidney beans has also got fiber and studies have proved that fiber can positively impact weight.

  • Strengthens bones

Kidney beans contains calcium and magnesium. Thus, it strengthens the bones.

  • Good for Babies

Kidney beans are rich in nutrients. Hence, it helps in the growth and development of babies.


  • 1 cups Kidney Beans/Rajma

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt/Namak

  • 4 Tomatoes/Tamatar

  • 2 Onions/Kaanda

  • 2 teaspoon Ginger Chilli Garlic Paste/Adrak Mirch Lehsun Paste (If you don't have the paste, read Tip no. 5)

  • 2 Tablespoon Oil/Tel

  • 1/4th Teaspoon Roasted Cumin Seeds Powder/Bhuna Jeera ka Powder

  • 1/4th Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder/Lal Mirch

  • 1/4th Teaspoon Coriander Powder/Dhanya

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mixed spices/Garam Masala

  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder/Haldi

  • Some fresh Coriander Leaves/Hara Dhanya ke Patte

Pre Preparation

  • To make the perfect #Rajma, you need some soaked #Rajma. You should soak the #Rajma for at least 4 hours before making the dish in 4 cups of Lukewarm Water. This nicely makes it soft.

  • However, you can also soak it one hour before and cook. This will increase the boiling time for the #Rajma.

Preparation of the #Rajma

  • Now you need to boil the #Rajma so take a Cooker.

  • Add the soaked #Rajma in the cooker along with the water used to soak.


  • Add 2 glasses of water and salt to the soaked #Rajma

  • Let it boil at high flame till you get 8 whistles of the cooker.

Making Gravy

  • Now the process of making gravy is slightly different. Here, you are not supposed to add chopped onions but the crushed ones. So take tomatoes, onions and crush them in a mixer.


  • To make the gravy, take Oil in a vessel and heat it on high flame.

  • Lower the flame to Medium.

  • Add the crushed puree and let it cook for sometime.


  • Add Ginger Chilli Garlic paste and saute.

  • Once gravy is cooked, add Turmeric, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Mixed spices and Cumin powder.


  • Mix them well.

  • When you see that the gravy has cooked, add Salt.

Our Gravy is Ready…


Making the #Rajma

  • It's time to add the Boiled #Rajma along with the water used for boiling.


  • Cook it on high flame till you get a boil

  • Once you get a boil, cook it for 5 more minutes on low flame if you like thick #Rajma.


Wolla…! #Rajma is ready…

Sprinkle some chopped Coriander Leaves to garnish.

You can eat #Rajma with #Roti/#Chapati as well as #Rice/#Chawal.



  1. Don't waste the water used while boiling or soaking the #Rajma, Use the same water in cooking.

  2. Soaking #Rajma in prior makes it easier to cook.

  3. If you are a jain, you can cook the same #Rajma without onion and garlic, its gives a similar tempting taste.

  4. If you like thick #Rajma, you can let the #Rajma boil for some time after it is cooked.

  5. If you don't have the ready to mix Ginger Chilli Garlic paste, you can take 4 chillies, 8 garlic cloves and 2 inch sized ginger and crush them while making the puree.

  6. You can also avoid using Masoor with Rajma

Side-effects of #Rajma

We saw the benefits and the recipe of #Rajma. However, it is important to understand that anything in excess is not good. Hence, excess consumption of #Rajma has also got some side effects to deal. Read below.

  • Digestive Issues

Excess intake of beans can lead to gas, diarrhoea and blocked intestines.

  • Organ Damage

Excess of beans can lead to heart and brain damage because it has got iron.

  • Hemagglutinin Poisoning.

Hemagglutinin is an antibody that clumps the red blood cells and this is present in Kidney beans. So an excess of it can cause nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and vomiting.

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