Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

Number of Servings: 2 (427g)
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)


  • 1 can (16 oz.) red kidney beans
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3-5 tomatoes (or canned tomatoes 1/2 can)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1-2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 4-6 stems cilantro, chopped


  1. Wash and drain canned kidney beans.
  2. Finely chop onion and tomatoes separately. Make ginger-garlic paste, and set this aside.
  3. Place a pan on medium heat and add oil. Add cumin seeds and turmeric powder to the hot oil, allow the cumin seeds to sputter.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and onions and fry for 2 – 3 minutes (until the aroma emits). Add tomatoes, garam masala, cumin and coriander powders and sauté until the onion-tomato mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan.
  5. Now add drained kidney beans to the above mixture, salt, ½ to 1 cup water (add water depending upon the consistency desired) and allow the mixture to boil for 4 – 5 minutes.
  6. 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).


  1. The same recipe can be followed for black-eyed beans, garbanzos, or other beans.
  2. Unsweetened yellow or white onion can substitute for red onion.
  3. Chopped green (1/2 pepper) and red bell peppers (1/2 pepper) could be added after step 4, allowed to become tender before adding kidney beans.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size 427g

Amount per serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 950mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9.5g 32%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 14g
Protein 10g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 86.9mg 6%
Iron 3.2mg 15%
Potassium 1000mg 20%
Vitamin A 109.5mcg 10%
Vitamin C 38.7mg 45%
Vitamin E 2mg 15%
Vitamin K 53.6mcg 45%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 3.8mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 77mcg 19%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 10.9mcg 35%
Chloride 147.9mg 6%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 213.2mg 15%
Iodine 1.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 75.1mg 20%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 1.9mcg 4%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 1.6mcg 6%
Molybdenum 109.6mcg 240%

* 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), 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), Salt, Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric.

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