How To Make Punjabi-style Rajma Chawal At Home


Welcome to the world of delicious Punjabi-style Rajma Chawal! Follow these simple steps to make this mouth-watering dish at home.


First, soak 1 cup of rajma (kidney beans) in water overnight. This will help them cook faster and evenly.


Next, pressure cook the soaked rajma with 3 cups of water, 1 tsp of salt, and 1 tsp of turmeric powder for 15-20 minutes.


While the rajma is cooking, prepare the chawal (rice). Wash and soak 1 cup of basmati rice for 30 minutes. Then, cook it in 2 cups of water for 10-12 minutes.


In a separate pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add 1 tsp of cumin seeds. Once they start to splutter, add 1 chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.


Add 1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute. Then, add 2 chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.


Now, add 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of cumin powder, 1 tsp of garam masala, and 1 tsp of red chili powder. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.


Once the rajma is cooked, add it to the masala mixture and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add salt to taste.


Your Punjabi-style rajma is ready! Serve it hot with the cooked rice and enjoy the burst of flavors in every bite.


Congratulations, you have successfully made Punjabi-style Rajma Chawal at home! Share this recipe with your friends and family and spread the love for this delicious dish. Happy cooking!