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Kashmiri Rajma Recipe

Kashmiri Rajma
How to make Kashmiri Rajma

Rajma is a popular Indian curry made with kidney beans. This recipe is made with aroma of Kashmiri garam masala and a host of other spices.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Kashmiri Rajma

  • 1 1/2 cups rajmah (kidney beans)
  • 1 tsp soda bicarb
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/8 tsp heeng (asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 tsp sonth (dried ginger powder)
  • 1/2 cup dahi (yogurt)
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri garam masala
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or to taste green chillies-chopped
  • 2 tsp dhania (coriander) powder
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

How to Make Kashmiri Rajma

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Soak rajmah and soda in water overnight.
Drain and cook in fresh water till soft (about 15 minutes in a pressure cooker, after it makes a sound).
Drain and keep rajmah and water separately till ready to use. Heat ghee and add heeng and jeera.
When jeera splutters, add sonth, dahi and ginger, stirring vigorously all the time (else the dahi will curdle).
Saute till fat separates. Add salt, chilli powder, green chilli and rajmah. Saute for a minute or so.
Make up the drained water of the cooked rajmah to about 1 cup and add to the rajmah.
Simmer 8-10 minutes, add the garam masala, and dhania, simmer another minute or so and serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.
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