December 02, 2016

Rajma Pulao (Kidney Beans Pulao)

Rajma Chawal is the popular delicacy  of Punjabi Cuisine. It is a healthy and tasty one that is very comfortable for Lunchbox also...

  • Pre time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 30 mins
  • Serves 4 people

Ingredients for making Rajma Chawal:

Rajma 200 gms (Overnight soaked and pressure cooked)
Basmathi Rice 2 cups
Water 4 cups
Onions and Tomatoes chopped from 2 of them each
Finely chopped garlic from 5 garlic heads
Green chillies chopped 1
Oil 3 tb spoons
Ghee 2 tb spoons
Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
Cloces and Cinnamon coarsely powdered 1 tea spoon
Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon
Coriander seed powder 2 tea spoon
Fresh methi leaves or mint leaves or coriander leaves 1 cup washed and chopped

How to make Rajma Chawal?

Step 1
  • Wash the rice and soak in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes.
  • Then boil it in a pan in medium flame with the soaked water covering it with a lid. Add few drops of oil to the rice while boiling to make it non sticky.
  • Once the rice is cooked switch off the stove and keep it aside.

Step 2
  • Heat a broad pan with oil and ghee.
  • Saute it with cumin seeds. After it splutters fry the garlic and green chilli till they become brown.
  • Then add the onions and fry for a while. Then add the clove cinnamon powder and salt.
  • Then add the tomatoes. Fry till the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Now add the washed greens and fry for a minute. Add all the mentioned powders and stir well.
  • Finally add the boiled Rajma and mix well. Add salt if necessary.
  • Now add the boiled rice and mix gently till the rice and rajma masala blend well together.


  1. interesting.Loved your pictorial blog..I too tried Rajma Pulao sometime back and it came out well.