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 โ€“ 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 for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

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 Negroโ„ข.


  6. I’ll borrow what they say about bacon… Everything is better with gravy! Hugs! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I should try your version ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks good ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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