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Palak Rajma Masala


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Palak Rajma Masala Recipe, Palak, How To Make Palak Rajma Masala Recipe

Palak rajma Masala is a popular north Indian curry prepared with red kidney beans and spinach. It is aromatic, healthy and flavorful with thick delicious gravy.

Palak rajma Masala is a popular north Indian curry prepared with red kidney beans and spinach cooked together with spices. Palak rajma masala is aromatic, flavorful, thick gravy based dish that tastes extremely well eaten with  ... Read More..

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How to make Palak Rajma Masala

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Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
15 mins
Palak Rajma Masala
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Spinach
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : March 15, 2019

Ingredients used in Palak Rajma Masala
• Kidney beans / rajma (boiled) along with boiled water - 1 cup.
• Green chilli paste - 1 tablespoon.
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Salt - to taste.
• Onion (chopped) - 1 number.
• Ginger (chopped) - 1 tea spoon.
• Cumin seed - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Garam masala powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Spinach (chopped) - 1 cup.
• Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Tomato puree - 1/2 cup.
• Garlic (chopped) - 1 tea spoon.
• Water - as required.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when cumin seeds sizzle, add chopped ginger and garlic, saute it till raw flavor is gone.
  • Now, add chopped onions, salt, turmeric powder. cook this till onions are slightly golden in color.
  • Then add green chilli paste to the above pan and saute it.
  • In the same pan, add garam masala powder, coriander powder, tomato puree, mix this and let it cook with closed lid for about 4 minutes.
  • Add boiled kidney beans along with remaining water (of rajma) and water (as required) to the above pan, mix this and cook with closed lid for few more minutes.
  • At last, add chopped spinach and cook it for about 3 minutes. Switch off the flame.

Serve this with chapati, rice.

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Palak rajma Masala is a popular north Indian curry prepared with red kidney beans and spinach cooked together with spices. Palak rajma masala is aromatic, flavorful, thick gravy based dish that tastes extremely well eaten with  naan, roti, chapatti or rice. Rajma and palak together is a power packed healthy and nutritious dish that must be included in our everyday healthy diet.

Palak which is popularly known as Spinach is a well known green leafy vegetable especially known among kids as they would relate it with their popular cartoon idol “Popeye the Sailor” and his can of spinach for instant strength and energy. Rajma or Red kidney beans is a often used in preparing Rajma Chawal, an exotic, spicy rice and curry preparation from the north Indian cuisine. Red kidney beans are extensively used in Mexican cuisine

Kidney beans are very nutritious. They are, however, harder to digest than other beans, which is why they’re traditionally cooked with seasonings that help break them down, such as ginger. Use spices that are as fresh as possible–their health benefits, let alone their flavors, will be more potent that way.

 Rajma is a very famous and common ingredient of north Indian meals. It does not have its origin in India but was brought from Mexico. It is generally consumed along with rice. Packed with proteins, soluble fiber, carbohydrates, folate, iron, manganese, zinc and more, this recipe is ideal for people who want to control cholesterol. Even though, this dish is heavy, it tastes good and is nutritious as well. In addition, it is very easy to prepare, consumes less oil and can make a meal complete. 

This curry can be prepared with dried or canned kidney beans. It can be consumed along with Indian flat bread, crackers or long grained rice. Similar to other beans, red kidney beans is high in starch, protein and dietary fiber and is an excellent source of iron, potassium, selenium, molybdenum, thiamine, vitamin B6 and folic acid. Dried beans are almost always cooked by boiling, often after having been soaked for several hours. To try this awesome and delectable Palak Rajma Masala, do check the video and enjoy preparing for your family and friends:

Recipe of Palak Rajma Masala:



  1. Rajma                         -       200 gms
  2. Turmeric powder      -       pinch
  3. Garam masala pd    -       1 tsp
  4. Green chilli paste     -       1 tbsp
  5. Salt                             -       to taste
  6. Onion, chopped       -       1 no
  7. Ginger garlic            -       1 tsp
  8. Cumin seeds            -       ½ tsp
  9. Oil                              -       2 tbsp
  10. Spinach, chopped    -       1 cup
  11. Coriander pd            -       1 tsp
  12. Tomato puree           -       ½ cup


  1. Heat oil in a pan and when it becomes hot, add cumin seeds, chopped ginger and garlic and sauté well till the raw flavours are gone.
  2. Add chopped onions, salt, turmeric powder and cook till the onions are slightly golden in color.
  3. Add green chilli paste and sauté well. Add garam masala pd, coriander pd, tomato puree and mix well.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and allow cooking for 5 minutes.
  5. Add boiled rajma, mix well.
  6. Cover the pan with the lid and cook for few minutes. Add chopped spinach and cook for some time and switch off the flame.
  7. Serve with rice or chapatti.

In India, Spinach is extensively used in making a variety of dishes. It is commonly known as Palak or palak koora. Palak when added to lentils or other veggies gives amazing taste and flavor. Palak is highly nutritious and contains vitamins A, C as well as folate and iron. Spinach is a versatile ingredient and can be added to any vegetarian or non-vegetarian dish. Some of the popular dishes include palak dal, palak paneer, palak gosht, palak pakoda etc. Do encourage your kids in eating healthy and nutritious dishes.

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Mery Pascual Posted on Wed Aug 07 2013

I'm going to try this, it looks very tasty! thank you very much Mr.Vanchef ;-) I always follow your videos from Spain

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TameTusker Silly Posted on Sat Aug 10 2013

Wowie recipe.....:):):) simple and nutritious!

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allencrider Posted on Sat Aug 10 2013

I could cook a lot of kidney beans and have this one night, and then gonglu (turnips) rajma the next!

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Jack Ainsworth Posted on Sun Aug 11 2013

awesome vegeie Receipe me as a chicken fan will cook it for sure thanks a lot chef

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Dosa Lite Posted on Mon Aug 12 2013

good voice - advertisement

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Jauhar Ali Attari Posted on Thu Aug 15 2013

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Swetha Chintalapudi Posted on Fri Aug 16 2013

Yummy !

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Tanya Posted on Tue Aug 20 2013

I'm going try this tks! from Australia

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Tanya Posted on Tue Aug 20 2013

Do I have to soak the kidney beans if yes how long ?

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fish and banana Posted on Fri Aug 23 2013

when i make the tomato pure, do i take the seeds out of the tomatoes before i blend them ? thanks.

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Msjetsons Posted on Mon Sep 09 2013

You dont need to take out the seeds

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Msjetsons Posted on Mon Sep 09 2013

It is preferred to soak overnight or atleast 6 hours

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