Instant Pot Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)

Instant Pot Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)

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This Indian kidney beans curry or Rajma is comfort food to enjoy with rice. You can make this red kidney bean curry so easily in the instant pot. This is a vegan and gluten-free recipe.

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What is Rajma?

Rajma is also known as red kidney bean which is usually served with rice, that’s the name Rajmachawla came. This kidney bean is more famous in North Indian, especially in Punjab.

Making kidney beans curry is so easy in the instant pot. Here I soaked the beans for only for 30 minutes. You can make this rajma masala in the pressure cooker for that you have to soak the beans overnight. These beans are protein-rich.

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE KIDNEY BEANS CURRY

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INSTANT POT KIDNEY BEANS CURRY WITH STEP WISE INSTRUCTIONS:

INGREDIENTS:
PREPARATION:

Wash and soak kidney beans with enough water for 30 minutes.

Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot.

Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot. Add oil.

Then add cumin seeds and allow it crackle.

Next, add chopped onions and fry until onion turns into translucent.

Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté well for 2-3 minutes until raw smells go out.
Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till they are cooked well.

Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir well

Now drain the water from the beans and add. Mix well.

Add salt as per your taste and give a quick mix everything.

Then add 1 1/2 cup of water and stir well.

Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.

Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 1hour.

Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally.
Open the lid and stir well.

Switch on the Saute mode again and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the thickness you want for your gravy.
Add dried fenugreek leaves by crushing them in between your palms, mix well.

Finally, add some chopped coriander leaves. Cancel the saute mode.
Enjoy tasty and delicious kidney bean curry with steamed rice.

NOTES:

Adjust the spices according to your taste.

If your soaking beans overnight, then pressure cook only for 20 minutes.

You can make this curry in normal pressure cooker.

5 from 1 vote
instant pot kidney beans
Instant Pot Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

This Indian kidney beans curry or Rajma is comfort food to enjoy with rice. You can make this red kidney bean curry so easily in the instant pot. This is a vegan and gluten-free recipe.

Course: Curry, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant pot kidney beans curry, Instant pot recipe, Rajma, rajma masala
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani
Ingredients
  • Kidney beans /rajma – 2 cups (soaked for 30 minutes)
  • Cumin seeds – 1Tsp
  • Onion -1 medium chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 2 Tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 Tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 Tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves – 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak kidney beans with enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot. Add oil.
  4. Then add cumin seeds and allow it crackle.
  5. Next, add chopped onions and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  6. Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté well for 2-3 minutes until raw smells go out. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till they are cooked well.
  7. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir well
  8. Now drain the water from the beans and add. Mix well.
  9. Add salt as per your taste and give a quick mix everything.
  10. Then add 1 1/2 cup of water and stir well.
  11. Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.
  12. Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 1hour.
  13. Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally.Open the lid and stir well.
  14. Switch on the Saute mode again and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the thickness you want for your gravy.Add dried fenugreek leaves by crushing them in between your palms, mix well.
  15. Finally, add some chopped coriander leaves. Cancel the saute mode. Enjoy tasty and delicious kidney bean curry with steamed rice.

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Recipe Notes
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • If your soaking beans overnight, then pressure cook only for 20 minutes.
  • You can make this curry in the normal pressure cooker.

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One thought on “Instant Pot Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)

  1. Looks great.I will try this for Chapathi..Rajma/Kidney beans is a good source protein and good for health.5 stars

    5 stars

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