Rajma Onion tomato curry

Kidney beans tomato gravy1


Tomato onion curry is the tasty side dish that can be made with ease. It is a variation to Rajma OR Kidney beans curry. This version is for onion lovers. Onion and tomato sauted with cooked red kidney beans with a blend of indian spices.

Health Benefits:

Cooked red kidney beans can liven up a wide range of meals including salads, soups and stews. These legumes are packed with protein, soluble fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium and a number of other health promoting nutrients.

Yield: 3-4servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes


  • Rajma/red kidney beans-1 cup
  • Finely chopped onion-4-5 num
  • Finely chopped tomato- 3 num
  • Slit green chillies-2 num
  • Crushed garlic-3 cloves
  • Chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1 tsp
  • Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4 tsp
  • Clove-2
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Chopped Coriander – to garnish


  • Wash and soak kidney beans overnight
  • Cook soaked beans in the pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles by adding enough water to cover the beans
  • Heat oil in the pan add cloves, bay leaf after few seconds add onion, garlic, green chillies and fry till the onions are translucent
  • Add tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala and cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy
  • as the tomatoes are cooked well add cooked rajma/kidney beans and cook for 5-7 minutes or until combined with spices
  • Garnish with coriander leaves

Kidney beans tomato gravy3

Serve hot with roti/parathas

Millet flour stuffed Paratha:

Ragi stuffed9

Onion Lacha Paratha:

Coriander Onion Paratha15

Herbed Lacha Paratha:

Paratha Herbed final3


  • You can use canned kidney beans instead just drain and rinse before using it
  • This can be enjoyed as a curry with thick consistency or for gravy mix 1tbsp corn flour with 1cup water/milk add it to the curry mix well and simmer for 5 more minutes

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on June 27, 2014, in Indian, Side dish and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. That looks delicious Chitra..yum!


  2. This sounds really good Chitra!


  3. Looks yummy. I like rajma masala your version is inviting


  4. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    For Onion lovers this gravy will be a must to have…


  5. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.


  6. I’ll borrow what they say about bacon… Everything is better with gravy! Hugs! πŸ˜€

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  7. rajma curry is my favorite! Looks amazing.

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  8. This is super delicious, truly awesome dear!

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  9. I made something similar for lunch yesterday πŸ™‚ I should try your version πŸ™‚ Looks good πŸ™‚

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  10. Very bright and cheerful curry! I love such curries when the veggie box is empty and not ready for a shopping trip. This looks tasty!

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  11. This looks awesome Chitra. Just reading your post made me hungry. Would you be interested in guest blogging on SurreyKitchen one day. I would love to host you. Best wishes. Emma xx


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