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October 3, 2013


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I tried rajma sundal for the first time. I have tried rajma masala for roti very long back. As rajma tastes very bland without any smell, usually i add more spices to add flavor to the dish ..So i tried this sundal adding freshly ground masala..Last year i posted masala sundal with green gram. I tried this sundal almost in the same way with slight variations. It smelt and tasted yum.We enjoyed a lot..Try this healthy sundal for this navratri and mail me ur feedback..

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Rajma sundal recipe

Rajma sundal recipe How to make rajma sundal with freshly ground masala
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 12Hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 12H20Min

1 cup - 250ml
  • Rajma / Red beans – 1/2 cup
  • Salt and water – as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafetida/hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Cumin seeds or fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp ( do not add more) (optional)
  • Soak rajma over night or for 8 hours. ( please check notes for quick soaking of rajma)Pressure cook for two whistles in low flame.Drain the excess water and keep aside.
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  • Grind all the ingredients given under “ to grind” without adding water.Set aside.
  • In a pan , heat oil and temper all the ingredients given under “ to temper” in the same order.Add the cooked rajma , saute well for a minute .Lastly add the ground masala and saute for 3-5 minutes in low flame till u get a nice flavor..
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Remove ,add few drops of lemon juice and serve !!
Enjoy !
  • For quick soaking , heat water above boiling point (over boil) and pour into a hot pack/casserole.Add a big pinch of cooking soda.Wash and add the rajma to the hot box.Close it tightly with a lid.Leave it for 6 hours. Rajma soaks well.Before pressure cooking rinse the rajma twice to remove the soda. Add required water and salt and pressure cook in low flame for 3 whistle.Rajma will be cooked very well..This method can be followed for white channa and peas as well.

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  1. Healthy sundal..With addition of freshly ground masala, am sure it must be delicious..

  2. Healthy and yummy your detailed post...

  3. never tasted and tried have to do this !

  4. very healthy and delicious Sundal!!! Love to try this!!!!

  5. Perfectly made.Nice


  6. Delicious sundal, looks very yummy.

  7. I seldom make sundal but after looking at this tempting version, I am getting the ingredients ready.

  8. ginger will make it more interesting.. healthy one..

  9. Beautiful presentation..Love the addition of ginger here, nutritious sundal.

  10. Healthy and yummy sundal.. Adding ground coconut and ginger gives a unique flavour to the sundal

  11. Super tempting sundal, lovely clicks

  12. Super delicious, healthy and flavorful sundal...


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