Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rajma/Kidney Beans Pulao

Rajma/Kidney Beans Pulao

 Pulao is simple one pot meal and I often make with vegetables or meat. This time I had some leftover kidney beans/rajma. Its delicious and aromatic combo of rice, spices, beans and vegetables. It is easy lunch box recipe.

Basmathi Rice- 1 1/2 cups
Kidney beans- cooked- 1 cup
Beans- 1/2 cup
Onion- 1
Green chilly- 3
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Garlic- 2
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp 
Garam masala- 1/8 tsp
Chicken broth/ Vegetable broth- 1 cup
Water- 2 1/2 cup
Whole spices-Cinnamon- 1 inch  stick,Cardamon- 2,Cloves - 4
Lemon juice-  1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cashew nuts chopped- 5
Raisins- a few
Oil 2 tsp
Ghee- 1 tsp

To cook rajma/kidney beans soak over night. Pressure cook (5-6 whistles) and keep aside.
Chop beans, onion, ginger and garlic and set aside.
Heat oil and ghee in a deep heavy bottom pan and add in the whole masalas, cashew nut and raisins . When it changes color  add onion,ginger- garlic and saute till the raw flavor disappears and the onions turn golden brown. Add turmeric powder, garam masala , beans and saute for another minute. Finally add washed, drained rice and stir fry it till the rice get well coated with oil. Add chicken broth+ 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and close with a tight lid and cook the rice for till it is half done. Add the cooked rajma, mix and continue cooking till the rice gets tender and the water is fully absorbed. Drizzle lemon juice and fluff the rice using a fork.Serve with papad, yogurt and pickle.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Very delicious.yummy
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.
    have a great day..

  2. Healthy and flavorful pulao.. Bookmarked it

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  3. Delicious and healthy rajma pulao..


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