Bellpeppers Rajma Curry

Bellpeppers Rajma final


Bellpeppers Rajma 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:

Red kidney beans legumes are packed with protein, soluble fiber, folate, lagnesium, potassium and a number of other health promoting nutrients.

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


  • Rajma/red kidney beans-1cup
  • Cubed Bellpeppers/Capsicum – 2 (Preferred Multi Coloured once)
  • Finely chopped onion- 3 num medium
  • Finely chopped tomato- 3num
  • Slit green chillies-2num
  • Crushed garlic-3cloves
  • Chilli powder-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Garam masala-1/2tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 1 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 bellpeppers and saute for 4 – 5 minutes or until tender
  • 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 Kasoori methi; Simmer for 4 – 5 mins or until heated through and blends well with spices
  • Garnish with coriander leaves

Serve hot with roti/parathas


  • You can use canned kidney beans instead just drain and rinse before using it

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 February 2, 2015, in Indian, Side dish. Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Perfect side dish for roti and paratha….Looks awesome Chitra!!!

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  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Excellent recipe! I also like the lighter background for text. 🙂


  3. You come up with the most unique combinations, Chitra. 🙂


  4. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  5. This looks like a side dish I could make a meal out of…delicious!


  6. Looks very delicious Chitra.Would love to try it☺👍

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  7. I was so surprised to click on your post and see all of the changes you’ve made! This curry dish looks so delicious Chitra!

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  8. Rajma and bell pepper such a delicious combo dear

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  9. Oh, this is one of my fabourite tiffin sabzis – make it quite often 🙂 Looks nice!


  10. Yesssss I have been looking for rajma recipes but don’t find many. .This is perfect..I love rajma. .


  11. Chitra, this dish looks so delicious 🙂

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  12. On my list to make today, dear Chitra! xxx

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  13. Chitra,
    Love the combination of bell peppers and rajma. I will try this yummy recipe with kasoori methi….sounds delicious!


  14. This sounds delicious! I love all the spices you used.


  15. You made it seem so easy! I thought it might not be so easy, thanks for the recipe 🙂 TC! Keep smiling 🙂


  16. Reblogged this on Save That Recipe and commented:

    A delicious spicy high-protein vegan curry.. Can’t wait to try it. Must save…


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