Rajma – Chawal, Chawal – Rajma.. They’ve been the evergreen couple of North Indian Pakwaan. Why? A -They pair as good as Biryani and Salan B – Rice and Beans make up a complete protein for Vegetarians C – Let’s face it- we all have that little Punjabi in us that loves to indulge in Butter enriched delicacies, lol. Now.. why don’t YOU try this combo for today’s meal and let me know if it made your day?
This classic comfort food is certainly one of the golden 20 minute recipes, especially if you have already done your groundwork of soaking in the Kidney Beans overnight. Although it has just about 3-4 main ingredients, there are some basic variations in the way Chefs from all over India prepare the recipe, all of which are covered within this page.
PS: Rajma pairs best with plain buttered Rice or variations like Jeera Rice and Pulao. They also taste great with Breads like Phulka, Roti, Chapathi, Naan and Paratha.
Creamy Punjabi Rajma Masala
Punjabi Rajma Masala – Dhaba Style
The key to preparation of these two recipes is not blending the tomatoes or onions
Ma’s Recipe Rajma Masala
I am a fan of all the above recipes and improvise based on the variation that I’d like to taste on a certain day. Here are some generic take-aways before you start cooking!