Rajma Sundal Recipe 1
Rajma Sundal Recipe | Sundal Recipes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Soaking Time
8 hrs
Total Time
25 mins

Rajma Sundal Recipe is usually prepared on all festive occasions like Navratri, Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi. Also, it can be mostly prepared as an evening snack for my kids and I feel it's far better than the junk foods.

Course: Navratri Recipes, Snack, Sundal Recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rajma Sundal Recipe, Sundal Recipes
Servings: 4 People
Author: Priya Santhamohan
  • 1 Cup Rajma / Red Kidney Beans
  • 2 Cup Water
  • Salt As Required
To Temper
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 4 Red Chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 2 Generous Pinch Hing
  • 1 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • Coriander Leaves For Garnishing
  1. First, measure and keep all the ingredients ready. Soak rajma bean in enough water for 8 hours or overnight. Then rinse well and pressure cook in 2 cups of water with little-added salt for 3 whistles. One the pressure subsides by itself, drain the water from the rajma completely.

  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal.

  3. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add red chilli, curry leaves and hing.

  4. Add the rajma bean and little salt (we have already added salt while pressure cooking too).

  5. Cook covered for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame. Switch off the flame, add grated coconut and coriander leaves. Finally, mix everything well.

    Do prepare this Rajma sundal recipe during Navratri Festival.

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Recipe Notes

Tips For Sundal Recipes

1. Soak the rajma bean for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight, as it helps in easy cooking.
2. The addition of salt, while pressure cooking rajma bean, prevents it from overcooking.
3. Also, adjust red chilli as per spice level required for this rajma sundal recipe.
4. Furthermore, use coconut oil for tempering, which lends a nice aroma to the sundal.
5. For more flavour, add curry leaves and hing generously.
 6. For a variation, 1 tsp of jeera and few mint leaves can be used while tempering.
7. If the rajma bean doesn't get cooked, just add 1 pinch of cooking soda, while pressure cooking.