Rajma Masala is a dish of Indian origin made from Kidney Beans or Red Beans which is locally know as Rajma in the Indian sub-continent. Rajma is power packed with nutrients and is a rich source of fibre. It is called kidney beans due to its shape which is a lot like the human kidneys. Red beans are also known to cleanse the kidneys and promote kidney health.
This onion and tomato based recipe can be cooked in a sauce pan or pressure. We have done it in a pressure cooker as it cooks quickly and the Rajma is soft. You can either add Finely Chopped Tomatoes and Onions or just make a paste and use it. There is not much of a difference in the taste, what changes is the consistency of the gravy. Its smooth when you add onions and tomatoes as a paste.
Rajma Masala is commonly had with steamed rice a combination which is famously referred to as “Rajma Chawal”. it is also good to serve with naan, tandoori roti, chapati or Jeera rice.