rajma pulao recipe

Rajma pulao recipe, Kidney beans pulao

Rajma pulao / Kidney beans pulao is a very easy and quick to make healthy one pot meal prepared with rajma/ Kidney beans and basmati rice. This flavorful rice can be served with plain curd or simple raita and also serves as excellent lunch box recipe. This recipe works great if you’re a working women/ bachelor for its simple making. In this recipe i have added very little quantity of mint and cilantro for flavors, also adjust the spice level according to your taste in the recipe. Make sure to cook rajma well before adding it int the rice and remember to retain its shape fully as it can collapse the texture of the rice.

This is a pantry friendly recipe anytime you run out of veggies still can relish a wholesome meal. So let’s get to the making!
rajma pulao

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Rajma pulao recipe, Kidney beans pulao
Serves 2
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Prep Time
9 hr 10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
9 hr 45 min
Prep Time
9 hr 10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
9 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup
  2. 2. Rajma/ Kidney beans- ¾ cup
  3. 3. Onion – 1 (thinly sliced)
  4. 4. Mint & Cilantro – ¼ cup (chopped)
  5. 5. Green chilli – 2
  6. 6. Ginger garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
  7. 7. Red chilli powder – ½ to 1 tsp
  8. 8. Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
  9. 9. Salt – to taste
  10. 10. Oil – 2 tbsp
Whole spices
  1. 1. Bay leaf - 1
  2. 2. Star anise - 1
  3. 3. Clove - 2
  4. 4. Fennel seeds - ½ tsp
  5. 5. Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash and Soak rajma in water overnight. In a pressure cooker add soaked rajma, 2 cups water and salt. Pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles.The whistles might differ depending on the soaked hours. Make sure the rajma is not smashed as it will mess the pulao texture. Keep the cooked rajma aside.
  2. Wash and soak rice in water for 20 minutes.
  3. Now heat oil in a pressure cooker add whole spices, when aromatic add sliced onions, chopped coriander, mint and green chilli. Saute well.
  4. When it looks sauteed add ginger garlic paste and saute well till the raw smell goes.
  5. Now add cooked rajma, salt, red chilli powder, and garam masala powder. Saute it in oil for a minute.
  6. When everything looks sauteed add the soaked rice and water. (I used around 2 cups water)Mix well and check for salt. When the mixture boils put the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame. When the pressure has subsided allow it to rest for 5 more minutes. Now open the cooker. When the rice looks done take it from the sides using spatula and fluff it gently. Serve it hot with raita!
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rajma pulao

  1. Wash and Soak rajma in water overnight. In a pressure cooker add soaked rajma, 2 cups water and salt. Pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles.The whistles might differ depending on the soaked hours. Make sure the rajma is not smashed as it will mess the pulao texture. Keep the cooked rajma aside.
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  2. Wash and soak rice in water for 20 minutes.
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  3. Now heat oil in a pressure cooker add whole spices, when aromatic add sliced onions, chopped coriander, mint and green chilli. Saute well. When it looks sauteed add ginger garlic paste and saute well till the raw smell goes.rajma pulao
  4. Now add cooked rajma, salt, red chilli powder, and garam masala powder. Saute it in oil for a minute.rajma pulao
  5. When everything looks sauteed add the soaked rice and water. (I used around 2 cups water) Mix well and check for salt.  When the mixture boils put the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame. When the pressure has subsided allow it to rest for 5 more minutes. Now open the cooker.  When the rice looks done take it from the sides using spatula and fluff it gently. Serve it hot with raita!
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