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Rajma Sundal Recipe
This is the first time I’m making Rajma sundal and must say that I rather liked it. Rajma is one touch cookie to crack. It is so bland and the absorption level of the spices used in a dish by Rajma is also very low. So I used a special spice blend or rather a masala powder to make it more appealing taste wise. So I should rather be calling it as Rajma Masala Sundal. You can use this masala powder to make other sundals as well. As I only make this Rajma Masala for chapathis and these Rajma Tikkis for the kids snacks, I’m so glad that I got to try yet another Sundal with rajma for this Navaratri Season.

Rajma Sundal

Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) Sundal Recipe

Prep time: 5 mins  |  Cook time: 20 mins  |  Serves: 2
Cuisine: South Indian  |  Category: Snacks

Rajma Sundal Recipe


  • Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 3/4 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Whole dry red chilies – 2
  • Black sesame seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Asafetida (hing) – 2 pinch
  • Fresh grated coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp


  1. Soak Rajma in water overnight or for 8 to 10 hours. Drain the water and rinse well with fresh water.
  2. Place the rajma in a pressure cooker and add pour water till it is completely immersed. Add salt to taste.
  3. Simmer the flame completely and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. The rajma will be soft at this stage. Drain the water and keep aside.
  4. Heat a pan and add coriander seeds, whole red chilies, chana dal, sesame seeds, 5 curry leaf and sauté over flame till the aroma arises. Let it cool completely. Grind to a fine powder and keep it aside.
  5. Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add asafetida, curry leaves, urad dal and sauté for 30 seconds till the dal becomes golden brown.
  6. Add the cooked Rajma and sprinkle the ground spice powder all over. Toss well till it gets well coated.
  7. Now add the fresh grated coconut, toss well and cook for 1 more minute.
  8. Take off fire and Serve hot.
Kidney Beans Sundal Recipe


  1. You can make other sundals also using the same masala powder. And the powder can be stored in an airtight container.
  2. Make sure you do not burn the spices by cooking it over high flame.
  3. You can use either black or white sesame seeds.
  4. You can also roast some grated coconut along with the spices for making the powder to make it more flavorful.
  5. Adjust the spice level accordingly.
Kidney beans Sundal
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