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Rajma Chawal | Punjabi Style

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Rajma Chawal | Punjabi Style

Rajma Chawal Recipe | Punjabi Style | Rajma Recipe | Chef Kunal Kapur

  • Suitable for vegetarian
  • Medium



Rajma Chawal matlab weekend, comfort food & a good sleep. Punjabi Style rajma chawal is best made at home by my mom and this is her recipe.
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  • Rajma (chitra) – 1¼ cup
  • Oil – cup
  • Bayleaf – 1no
  • Black cardamom – 1no
  • Cumin – 2tsp
  • Onion grated/puree – 1cup
  • Green chillies chopped – 1no
  • Ginger paste – 1tbsp
  • Garlic paste – 1tbsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 1tbsp
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1tbsp
  • Tomato grated/puree – 2cups
  • Salt
  • Kasoori methi powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 5cups approx



Wash and soak rajma overnight or at least 4 hours. Heat oil in a pan, add bay. Leaf, black cardamom and cumin. Add onions and cook them till light brown. Add green chilli, ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 3mins and then add turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder.


Stir for few seconds. Add tomatoes and some salt. Cook the masala till it leaves the oil. Now add the drained rajma along with some more salt. Cook the rajma for 10-12 minutes this way and then add water.


Bring to a boil and cover and cook in a cooker. Cook till it gives out at least 3 whistles. Turn off the heat and let it sit in there for another 10-15mins.


Open the cover add some water to correct the consistency to get the right thickness of the “Tari”. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5mins and meanwhile add kasoori methi powder and garam masala. Check for seasoning and remove and serve.

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