Sweet And Tangy Kidney Beans Curry


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Happy Makar Sankranti to all of you. Today I am going to share a recipe of Sweet And Tangy Kidney Beans Curry. Curry is a staple of Indian cuisine. Rajma curry is a famous recipe in every household here. And it is loved by all. In my family too, my son loves to eat rajma curry with steamed rice. The recipe that I have shared is my twisted, delicious version and I wanted to put this idea of adding some dried mint, sugar, and tamarind in the curry into action. You can make a similar curry with other beans available in the markets too. If you guys like my recipes do share your  and comments on it. Till now I have mostly made authentic recipes and some have been experimental too. I hope in the new year I try my hands on other kinds of recipes and ideas too expanding my horizons. This curry dish was liked very much in my family and I hope you guys too will try it soon too. Do share your experiences and comments when you make the curry and enjoy it. So let’s start with the recipe….


  1. Rajma-250 gms
  2. Onion-1(finely chopped)
  3. Onion-dried mint and green chilly paste-1 tsp
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  5. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  6. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  7. Rajma Masala-1/2 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Tamarind Paste-1/2 tsp
  12. Sugar-1/2 tsp
  13. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp


Step 1

Soak rajma overnight and pressure cook it the next day till done.

Step 2

Take a pan and add vegetable oil. Now add the chopped onion and fry for two minutes. Then the ground onion-green chilly-dried mint paste and fry it too. Next, add ginger-garlic paste and fry. Then add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, rajma masala, and garam masala and fry again.

Step 3

B612_20200115_085325_612.jpgFry the masalas till they lose the rawness. Next, add the tomato puree or chopped fresh tomatoes and fry again. Fry all the masalas for a minute. And then add the boiled rajma and water and simmer on medium flame. Finally, add the tamarind paste and sugar and mix it well. Simmer for two minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

Our Sweet And Tangy Kidney Beans Curry is done. Serve it with steamed rice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great day everyone. Till then healthy living, happy cooking!!!

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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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