Delicious Rajma (Kideny Bean) ko Tarkari- A Traditional Nepalese Recipe

25 minutes
4 servings

Rajma ko Tarkari is a traditional Nepalese cuisine which has been passed down from generations. It’s an easy to make, delicious dish with the perfect blend of spices and flavors coming together in harmony. This mouthwatering recipe is prepared with kidney beans (Rajma) as the main ingredient. The combination of onions, tomatoes and chili adds to the flavor and makes it even more aromatic. Serve this amazing dish at any family gathering or special occasion for some deliciousness!
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- 150 gram kidney beans (rajma) - 2 medium sized onion (pyaj) - 1 large tomato (golveda) - 2 green chili (hariyo khursani) - 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic (adua-lasun) paste - 1/2 tablespoon garam masala powder - 1 tablespoon coriander (dhania) - Salt (per taste)


1. Soak Rajma overnight. 2. Boil in a pressure cooker till tender. 3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste, cook till brown. 4.ash some Rajma with the back of a spoon and add to the pan. 5. Add tomatoes, green chili and cook till soft. 6. Add coriander powder, salt and 2 cups water and boil well. 7. In a bowl take some Rajma and mash it, add both mashed and not mashed Rajma to the pan. 8. Cook on a low flame for about 10 minutes. 9. Add Garam masala powder and cook further for another 15 minutes or till the gravy thickens. 10 Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!
Rajma ko Tarkari is one of the most popular Nepalese recipes which youUST try! The flavor of this dish comes from the combination of onion, tomato and spices. All the ingredients used in this recipe are simple and easily available in any local market. For an even more delicious flavor, you can use homemade garam masala powder rather than store bought one. You can also make variations with other beans or vegetables like chana dal, black eyed peas (lobhia) etc. Enjoy your homemade Rajma ko Tarkari with roti or steamed rice for a complete meal!


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