Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

Number of Servings: 2 (559 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

The best thing about this recipe, other than the depth of flavor, is how versatile it is! Don’t have kidney beans on hand? Try using black-eyed peas or garbanzo beans. Want to pack in a few more veggies? Add a bell pepper (red, green, or mixed) during step 3 and allow it to become tender before adding the beans.


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¾ tsp. cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 3-5 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 (16 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4-6 stems cilantro, chopped


  1. Place a pan on medium heat and add oil. Once hot, add cumin seeds and turmeric powder. Allow the cumin seeds to sputter.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and onions and fry until the aroma emits (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add tomatoes, garam masala, ground cumin, and ground coriander. Sauté until the onion-tomato mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan.
  4. Add kidney beans, salt, and water (add ½ to 1 cup depending upon the consistency desired). Allow the mixture to boil (4-5 minutes).
  5. Turn off the heat, transfer into a serving bowl, and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve with warm rice or any Indian bread (eg: chapathi or naan).

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size 559 g

Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 990mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10.5g 39%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 15g
Protein 10g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 103.7mg 8%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 1015mg 20%
Vitamin A 108.9mcg 10%
Vitamin C 37.1mg 40%
Vitamin E 2mg 15%
Vitamin K 50mcg 40%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 79mcg 20%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 10.9mcg 35%
Chloride 147.9mg 6%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 224.8mg 20%
Iodine 1.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 77.9mg 20%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 1.9mcg 4%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 1.6mcg 6%
Molybdenum 118.9mcg 260%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tomatoes, Kidney Beans (kidney Beans, Water, Salt), Water, Onion, Soybean Oil, Ginger Garlic Paste (ginger, Water, Garlic, White Vinegar, Salt, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate As A Preservative, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum), Cilantro, Garam Masala (salt, Spices, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Red Pepper), Cumin, Salt, Coriander, Turmeric.

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