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Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

  • One Pot/Pan
  • Slow Cooker/Instant Pot
  • Spicy

Prepare on the stove top or in your instant pot

  • 30
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



This flavorful Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry) has a combination of beans, tomatoes, and spices simmered together to create a hearty and delicious vegetarian / vegan meal.

Wanting more tasty Vegetarian Dishes try my Chickpea Spinach Curry or my Lebanese Lentils and Rice too!

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

Indian cuisine is famously known for its unique flavors and spices, and one dish in particular is a classic example of the variety of flavors in Indian cooking: Rajma Curry.


It is a Vegetarian Curry made with Kidney beans and many different spices. 


  • Kidney beans
  • Red Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Tomatoes 
  • Spices


Protein, fiber along with iron, copper, folate, manganese, potassium and Vitamin K1.


Is what I always use to make this dish. It can be found on AMAZON which I linked below.  


You can prepare this dish all in one pot on the stove or in your slow cooker/pressure cooker if you like too.  I prepared this on the stovetop this time as I used canned kidney beans, so it was quick and easy for me. 

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

Inspired by one of my favorite Indian Chefs Vahchef.

This dish is %100 Vegetarian but you would not know it, because it’s soooo GOOD!! 

Once you try this recipe, you will be hooked. And if you have a meat eating man or kids in the house who swear that Vegetarian food can’t be good. Just wait till they try this recipe!

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

This dish has a wonderful depth of smells and flavor that you’re sure to remember, kidney beans never tasted so good!

I have experimented with plenty of curries for some time now, so you can trust me when I say this recipe is a sure winner.

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

Now you will want to go down the ethnic food aisle in your local grocery to pick up some “Masala Curry” which is the right kind of powder that is really needed for this recipe.

Then you will add just a few more traditional Indian spices that will make this dish absolutely amazing. Also if your not to familiar with dried fenugreek leaves, then I encourage you taking a stroll down your groceries ethnic for those as well.

They are sure to have it there somewhere, however if you cannot find them feel free to use cilantro instead.

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

Who said it takes a chef to make real Indian curry? Obviously never was in your kitchen. Cooking methods:

  • Simmer on a low-medium heat for 1 hour on the stovetop
  • Cook in the pressure cooker around 10 minutes or depending on your instructions
  • Cook in the slow cooker from 8-10 hours.

Inspired by: VahChef Be sure to make some basmati rice to serve alongside or if you really want to make it extra special go ahead and make some homemade Naan Bread. If you liked this dish, then be sure to check out my recipe for Coconut Curry Chicken

Coconut Curry Chicken DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? If you make this recipe, I would love to hear about it! You can leave a 5 star review in the comments below! Thank you very much for reading and until next time see ya in the kitchen. Don’t want to miss a recipe? Sign up for our NEWSLETTER delivered right to your inbox! Canadian cooking adventures

Red Kidney Bean Curry

Rajma Recipe (Punjabi Curry)

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Vegetarian Indian Curry made the right way!


  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Root
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup Passata italian tomato sauce
  • 2 cups Red Kidney Bean


  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala powder


  • 1 tbsp Dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro


  1. Start by soaking the Red Kidney beans overnight or use canned the day of.
  2. In a large pot add the oil and butter along with the chopped onion and ground garam masala powder.
  3. Fry for one minute before adding in the fresh ginger and garlic paste along with the chili powder and cook on low heat another 3 minutes till fragrant.
  4. Add in the passata sauce and simmer for 5 minutes before adding in the Kidney Beans and remaining seasonings.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes and serve over Jasmine rice!


Season with fresh fenugreek leaves and cilantro!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 18gSugar: 10gProtein: 21g

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Hi, my name is Jacqueline. I'm so happy you have stopped by! Here on Canadian Cooking Adventures®, you will see that you don't have to be a Chef to make good food. With my easy step - by - step instructions, you too can master just about any dish. I hope you find your time here inspiring, educational and delicious!

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