Kidney Beans / Rajma Thoran

Rajma Thoran

As everybody knows, Kidney beans are very nutritious and delicious. It has a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber in it. Usually we prepare dishes like Rajma Masalarajma chawal with rajma. This is a simple, dry side dish you can serve with rice. So next time try this healthy vegetarian side dish for your meals.


  • Red kidney beans / Rajma – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 teaspoon

To grind

  • Coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic – 3
  • Dry red chili – 1


  1. Soak rajma overnight  for 4-6 hours. Pressure cook it until soft and set aside.
  2. Grind the ingredients to a semi fine paste with few drops of water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, curry leaves and allow it to splutter. Then add onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown.
  4. Add the ground paste and saute for a minute, Then add salt, chili,garam masala powder and little water.
  5. Add cooked rajma and mix well. Saute and cook till the gravy turns dry.

Rajma Thoran

6 Comments Add yours

  1. elliebleu says:

    This dish looks fabulous Anu. I love finding new ways to cook with kidney beans. Thanks for the recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      you are most welcome


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