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Simply Rajma


Today is one of those cold days here in Arlington and Sneha and I wanted to make something hot and yummy! We were tired of leftovers, but also needed something we could make really quickly! So we decided Rajma was our best bet because it is so easy to make!

This recipe serves about 3 (depending on how hungry they are).


A can of kidney beans/any red beans you have

Chili powder-optional

Garam Masala-optional

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves

Tomato-onion paste


1. Make the paste, and return to pot to heat up.

2. Open the tin and drain out the water from the can. Add the beans to the gravy, and mix well.

3. Now add chili powder/garam masala to the mixture. The garam masala adds a different taste to the rajma and it also changes the colour slightly.

4. Partly cover the rajma and let it simmer on low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the beans absorb the taste. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with paratha, rice or bread!


We added 1 and a half large tomatoes in the gravy, we wanted it to be more runny but you can leave the original amount of it if you want it less runny. Adding a spritz of lemon also makes the dish taste better. So go on!!Make this recipe and tell me how it turned out!

Happy eating! =)