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Rajma Gravy/ Pinto Beans Gravy

Rajma also known as red kidney beans.This rajma is a thick gravy with spices and herbs.Here I have used Pinto beans which is another type of kidney beans , creamier in texture than the red kidney beans.


250 gms Pinto kidney beans

Soak the kidney beans for at least 6 hrs.

Then wash well, pressure cook with just enough water , add salt to taste.

Pressure cook for 5 whistles on high.

Reserve the water.


2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

2 tsp dry oregano

2 finely chopped green chilies

1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp lemon juice

3 medium finely chopped onion

4 medium size tomatoes , made into puree

Salt to taste

1 tsp sugar


Add 4 tbsp clarified butter/ ghee , once hot saute the finely chopped onions to light brown.

Add the tomato puree and cook for 5 mins on medium flame, occasionally stirring. Mix in the spices and the dry oregano and finely chopped green chilies. Cook for another 5 mins. Add the cooked kidney beans and 1 cup of the reserved water of the cooked beans . Add salt to taste and sugar, cook for another 15 mins on medium flame.

Lastly add the finely chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.

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