Grandma’s All time special- Simple Rajma curry

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Grandma’s All time special- Simple Rajma curry


Grandma's All time special- Simple Rajma curry

Luke Coutinho (Designed by Priyanka Vithlani, Meal planning analyst)
Rajma, the best soothing and all time favorite comfort food! This dish served with rice is such a popular meal in most North Indian households prepared with special grandma's recipes using hand pounded spices. Rice and rajma provide a perfect balanced and protein rich meal.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 248 kcal


  • 1 cup rajma soaked for 24 hours with water being changed at regular intervals
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil/A2 ghee
  • 1 quarter piece of bay leaf tej patta
  • 2 pods of elaichi cardamom
  • 1 inch of cinnamon dalchini
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup of fresh tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp of IMMUNITY powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil or A2 ghee in a pan on medium heat, once the oil is hot add bay leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and sauté for a minute.
  • Add finely chopped onions and cook for 2–3 minutes till translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste.
  • Once the ginger-garlic is done, add fresh tomato puree and mix.
  • Cover the pan and let the mixture cook for 10 min on medium heat.
  • Add the dry spices: cumin powder, IMMUNITY powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.
  • Add salt and mix.
  • Cook the spices for 2 min.
  • Now add 1 cup of water and lastly add pressure cooked rajma or any dal.
  • Let it cook on a slow flame.
  • Taste and adjust as per the consistency required.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.


• Can add coconut milk to get a creamy texture.
• Make sure the whole pulses (rajma and chole) are soaked for 24 hours, lentils and dals for 8–10 hours, water being changed at regular intervals to aid digestion.


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 34.8gProtein: 12.8gFat: 5.65g
Keyword traditional
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